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BUSINESSES STILL VULNERABLE

1st October 2020
Research conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suggests a significant proportion of firms remain ‘vulnerable’ as government support schemes wind down.... Read More

BACK TO WORK?

1st October 2020
The effect an extended period of remote working will have on city centres. CBI Director General Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, for instance, warned of cities becoming ‘ghost towns’, adding that a return to work was vital for reviving the economy.... Read More

SMEs BEAT PROFIT EXPECTATIONS

1st October 2020
Data from Barclaycard Payments’ quarterly SME Barometer found that UK small businesses exceeded their second-quarter revenue expectations and are cautiously optimistic about future prospects.... Read More

FREELANCE PRODUCTIVITY BOOST

1st October 2020
New research suggests that employing skilled freelancers typically boosts business performance and also increases opportunities for job creation.... Read More

NEW WORK PRIORITIES

1st October 2020
A recently published report has revealed the key priorities workers would like to see form part of the ‘Next Normal’ as workplaces emerge into the post-COVID era.... Read More

NEW FUNDING BOOST

1st October 2020
Small businesses in England are being given access to additional government grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help them recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

LONGER WORKING HOURS

1st October 2020
Research released by NordVPN Teams suggests longer working hours are now standard practice as a result of more people working from home.... Read More

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

1st October 2020
A survey conducted by Purbeck Insurance Services found that almost three in ten small businesses continued as usual during the pandemic with no assistance from government.... Read More

KICKSTART SCHEME LAUNCHED

1st October 2020
On 2 September, Rishi Sunak launched a £2bn government Kickstart Scheme to create work placements for unemployed young people, to create government-subsidised jobs across the UK. ... Read More

COVID IMPACT ON ANNUAL LEAVE

1st October 2020
Over recent months, it may not have been possible for employees to take all their holiday entitlement before the end of their leave year.... Read More

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