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‘Freedom Day’ spending exceeded pre-pandemic levels
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

‘Freedom Day’ spending exceeded pre-pandemic levels

Lloyds Bank: ‘Spending has now surpassed levels seen before the pandemic struck, as the UK starts to unleash some of their lockdown savings’.

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Top ten excuses for not paying National Minimum Wage revealed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Top ten excuses for not paying National Minimum Wage revealed

HMRC: ‘We are making sure that workers are being paid what they are entitled to and, as the economy reopens, reminding employers of the rules and the help that is available to them’.

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Calls for reinstatement of the workplace testing scheme
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Calls for reinstatement of the workplace testing scheme

FSB: ‘With the easing of self-isolation requirements, a well-functioning testing system becomes all the more crucial. The Government should reconsider its decision to stop sending free workplace testing kits to small businesses’.

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Many SMEs in need of better access to support and advice
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Many SMEs in need of better access to support and advice

FSB: ‘Our findings show that existing business support advice already helps small firms when it comes to taxation and regulation, but as our post-EU journey continues and while we continue to weather the economic Covid-19 storm, there is plenty more government could be doing to help make things easier’.

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UK experiencing talent shortage
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK experiencing talent shortage

Broadbean: ‘The UK job market is becoming increasingly competitive as a shortage of talent continues to be exacerbated by the spikes in hiring that most businesses are reporting’.

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Majority of workers would ‘pull a sickie’ to look after their lockdown pet
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Majority of workers would ‘pull a sickie’ to look after their lockdown pet

Julie Naismith: ‘People think training a dog to be more comfortable without them is really difficult, it doesn’t have to be’.

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Hiring could be hindered by lack of diversity in job ads
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Hiring could be hindered by lack of diversity in job ads

Talent.com: ‘The challenge for hiring managers now is not just to get in front of the right people before the competition, but perhaps more importantly, have the right content to push to these audiences’.

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Many working mums optimistic pandemic will open up more flexible job opportunities
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many working mums optimistic pandemic will open up more flexible job opportunities

Workingmums.co.uk: ‘Our survey shows that women clearly do want to progress and are more than willing to move on if they don't get what they need and flexible jobs are available’.

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