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Businesses remain confident despite pandemic
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Businesses remain confident despite pandemic

A recent study has revealed a high degree of confidence and optimism despite the challenges of the current crisis.

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Workplace communication at concerningly low levels
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Workplace communication at concerningly low levels

A third of employees reveal that they currently have contact with their manager less than once a week.

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Many contractors are still missing out on financial help despite SEISS lifeline
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many contractors are still missing out on financial help despite SEISS lifeline

IPSE: ‘The numbers benefitting from SEISS are a far cry from the 95% of freelancers the Chancellor initially promised. There are 5 million self-employed people in the UK, but of these only up to 3.4 million are eligible.’

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More important than ever for businesses to use technology to support learning
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

More important than ever for businesses to use technology to support learning

CIPD: ‘Learning has never been more important for business, the UK and working lives – we needed it before COVID-19 and we need it even more now’.

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VAT changes delayed due to Covid-19
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

VAT changes delayed due to Covid-19

The new rules mark a complete overhaul of the way VAT is payable on building and construction invoices, as part of moves to reduce fraud in the sector.

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CIOT concerned over plans for Entrepreneurs’ Relief
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

CIOT concerned over plans for Entrepreneurs’ Relief

CIOT: ‘It is disappointing that such a significant change to an established relief risks going through the policy process with little independent examination and debate’.

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Workers look to employers for support as wellbeing drops during lockdown
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Workers look to employers for support as wellbeing drops during lockdown

Over a quarter of workers surveyed said a lack of social interaction has been the greatest challenge to their wellbeing.

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UK hiring confidence seeing some improvement
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

UK hiring confidence seeing some improvement

Although confidence in hiring is still negative, it is seeing some improvement, indicating that the worst could be behind us.

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