The easing of overseas travel restrictions is posing an unexpected headache for employers, who need to be on the look-out for potential digital nomads in their home-working workforce.
The opportunity to be wholly mobile and work from anywhere, when an internet connection is the only tether to the workplace,... Read More →
Business of the Year celebrates the hard work, determination, and innovation of businesses in the region and this year is a particularly special year as we celebrate 25 years of the Business of the Year Award.
The standard of entries was incredibly high with businesses demonstrating impressive core values,... Read More →
‘May the force be with you’ is usually the concern of Jedi knights heading to battle in Star Wars, rather than something that company directors look for. But for those companies looking to claim that the coronavirus pandemic has given rise to circumstances beyond their control in delivering on contracts, it is a... Read More →
Companies anticipating a return to the workplace in June, if the Government’s route map stays on track, should be planning how to protect workers and customers once the country is released from the current Covid-related restrictions.
Although the Government may decide that it is safe to relax regulations... Read More →
Internet shopping may have boomed during lockdown, but many people have spent less than usual while forced to stay home, and those with spare money have an opportunity to make the most of inheritance tax reliefs on gifts to family and friends if they act swiftly.
Giving away assets while you are alive can... Read More →
Residential landlords are under pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and guidelines this year, including many protections for tenants extended by the government during the pandemic.
They include a continuing hold on evictions, the new debt moratorium scheme, and changes to validating the right... Read More →
If you are looking to move your business, there is an important decision to be made around whether you should buy or rent premises. There are several factors you should consider and making the right decision can be challenging. In this article, we look at the pros and cons of each to give you an idea of what you may... Read More →
Dementia Action Week runs 17th - 23rd May 2021 and is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
When a person receives a dementia diagnosis, this doesn’t automatically mean they cannot make important decisions. However, as their... Read More →
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the way we work and live has been forever changed. Many people have enjoyed the flexibility of working from home, including avoiding a commute, saving on parking costs, setting their own hours and being able to see and take care of their children more.
Employers can... Read More →
The government accepted in full the Low Pay Commission's proposed increases to the national living wage and national minimum wage rates, which came into effect on 1 April 2021.
The new rates are:
Carrying the weight of unpaid invoices can make doing business challenging. The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial difficulties for many and could be making the problem of late payments worse for both small businesses, the self-employed and freelancers.
The Forum of Private Business indicates that 1 in... Read More →