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£2.2 billion grant available for SMEs struggling during pandemic
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

£2.2 billion grant available for SMEs struggling during pandemic

Alok Sharma: ‘This much-needed cash will help to sustain businesses, protect jobs and keep communities ticking as we continue to tackle the virus in the coming weeks.’

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UK businesses welcome tier system after lockdown
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK businesses welcome tier system after lockdown

REC: ‘Employers are looking for support from temporary workers as an important lifeline to help them through the Christmas season’.

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UK workers look to employers for support during second lockdown
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK workers look to employers for support during second lockdown

Fifty-two per cent of workers think that employers will not offer them additional support, despite 64% wanting further help from their employer.

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Sick pay rules could leave key workers at a disadvantage
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Sick pay rules could leave key workers at a disadvantage

As part of a six-step plan, the REC is calling on the government to ensure no one is left behind by funding Statutory Sick Pay support for every worker.

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£134 million investment for green businesses
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

£134 million investment for green businesses

The investment forms part of the government’s commitment to support the UK’s entrepreneurs and start-ups to scale up their innovations.

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Employers urged not to let lockdown impact IR35 preparations
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Employers urged not to let lockdown impact IR35 preparations

Despite a second lockdown, there are several ‘business as usual’ activities that need to be maintained – such as preparations for the private sector IR35 reform.

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Three-quarters of workers would quit their job because of poor management
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Three-quarters of workers would quit their job because of poor management

Twenty-four per cent of UK professionals said their manager lacked empathy, good communication and honesty.

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Remote working exposing SMEs to cyber attacks
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Remote working exposing SMEs to cyber attacks

With Covid restrictions and less people on the high street, the run up to Christmas will see a jump in eCommerce purchasing which is already being targeted by cyber-criminals.

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