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Digital RTW checks extended to 2022
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Digital RTW checks extended to 2022

REC: ‘Digital right to work checks have been a resounding success during the pandemic, allowing companies to hire quickly and safely as well as improving compliance’.

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Government urged to delay digital tax reform
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government urged to delay digital tax reform

CIOT: ‘The Government is keen to build trust in the tax system, but rushing in changes to its fundamental building blocks, in order to make possible the introduction of a policy which remains controversial, will not help that aim’.

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A hike in NICs would be a ‘severe blow’ to SMEs, says FSB
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

A hike in NICs would be a ‘severe blow’ to SMEs, says FSB

FSB: ‘Breaking a manifesto promise by increasing NICs just at the moment when firms are struggling to get back on their feet would be devastating for small businesses and the local communities they serve’.

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Employers need to encourage staff to take their annual leave
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Employers need to encourage staff to take their annual leave

Activ Absence: ‘Since the start of the pandemic staff have been accruing holiday, as many decided not to take time off when they couldn’t travel during lockdowns’.

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Record number of vacancies posted, but more pressure on recruitment sector
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Record number of vacancies posted, but more pressure on recruitment sector

APSCo: ‘For staffing companies, there’s mounting pressure to source top talent in a competitive market the likes of which many haven’t experienced before’.

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Recruitment sector feeling the pressure
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Recruitment sector feeling the pressure

Talent.com: ‘Many recruitment teams are already over-stretched – with some experiencing cutbacks themselves during the pandemic – and the increased competition for talent and demand for new resources will only add undue pressures for many teams’.

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Nearly half of businesses say the pandemic sparked creative thinking
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Nearly half of businesses say the pandemic sparked creative thinking

Lloyds Bank: ‘So many [businesses] have made permanent changes to survive, with many growing revenue or finding new revenue streams from the pivots they have made to adapt to new trading conditions’.

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Millions of homes and businesses to benefit from government broadband upgrade
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Millions of homes and businesses to benefit from government broadband upgrade

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden: ‘Millions more rural homes and businesses will now be lifted out of the digital slow lane thanks to our mammoth £5 billion investment and one the quickest rollouts in Europe’.

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