What does Rishi’s mini budget mean for you?

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We spent a large part of yesterday afternoon listening and reflecting on the budget update from the chancellor. In this blog, we will take you through what this actually means for you. If you furloughed a member of staff you probably received this excellent summary from the government of the changes being announced. (It’s probably … Read more What does Rishi’s mini budget mean for you?

Businesses Need To Reinstate VAT Direct Debits

The deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus comes to an end on 30 June and businesses need to take action to reinstate their direct debit mandates. The Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tax Faculty has reminded its members. The VAT payment deferral means that all UK VAT-registered businesses have the … Read more Businesses Need To Reinstate VAT Direct Debits

Supervising trainees remotely

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With the changes in working practices COVID-19 has caused and the likelihood that many people will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, it is also worth considering how this impacts on the trainee experience and their supervision.  To help with this, we have compiled some tips and ideas on how you can effectively supervise … Read more Supervising trainees remotely

8 Key Principles to lead your team and enhance performance

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Whether leading in person or virtually, there are 8 principles that you can adopt to improve team performance. Many organisations are adjusting to remote or virtual working and the majority of managers have no training in how to manage staff that aren’t physically in the same office, which impacts on team performance. We’ve produced separate … Read more 8 Key Principles to lead your team and enhance performance

C19 Business News Update

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What’s Going On Now? As time goes on it is getting harder and harder to keep track of all the Government changes. We have put together this blog to summarise the latest changes.  STAYING ALERT AND SAFE (SOCIAL DISTANCING) Everyone’s actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities. Fatalities and infection … Read more C19 Business News Update

2 Must-Dos to Help Your Team Work From Home

Must do's for remote workers

It’s looking like remote working will be the ‘new normal’ as we ease our way out of lockdown. While this is the best decision for the safety of employees, it’s not great for business.  To make it through the current crisis in the best position possible, you need to add “helping your employees create a … Read more 2 Must-Dos to Help Your Team Work From Home

Are your employees reluctant to return to the workplace?

Tips for when an employee is reluctant to return to work

With the recent easing of lockdown restrictions, several businesses are asking some of their employees to return to the workplace when working from home is not a realistic option.  Whilst this is a reasonable ask, there will be some employees that are either reluctant or concerned about returning to the workplace.  To help with this, … Read more Are your employees reluctant to return to the workplace?

How to stay positive for your family and your team

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How to stay positive for your family and your team (even if you are scared and worried too) Do you run a business where you’re responsible for your employees’ wellbeing? Do you manage a team at work? Do you have children or vulnerable family members who depend on you? Whether you said to yes to … Read more How to stay positive for your family and your team

Are my team actually working?

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Are your team actually working? With the phased reopening of businesses over the new few weeks to months, many businesses are having to carry on with operating remotely. This means that many employers are faced with the challenge of managing and monitoring their employees who are working from home. It can be extremely challenging to … Read more Are my team actually working?

FLEXIBLE FURLOUGHING

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Flexible Furloughing From 1 July 2020, Businesses will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any of their normal hours they do not work up until the end of August. Businesses can decide the hours and shift patterns that … Read more FLEXIBLE FURLOUGHING