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What impact will the election period have on my pension and ISAs?

June 9, 2017
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The market reaction to Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election to take place on 8th June was, thankfully, relatively minor. After reaching a record high in March 2017, the FTSE 100 dropped by 3% following the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement last month. Compared […]

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What do the changes in business rates mean for you?

April 3, 2017
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One aspect of the Spring Budget which was welcomed by small businesses and pubs alike was the announcement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond that they will receive additional help with their business rates bills. All pubs whose rateable value is under £100,000 will receive a discount on […]

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Digital survey shows 20% of businesses still lack digital skills

December 13, 2016
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A recent study has revealed that around one in five businesses are still lacking in basic digital skills. Whilst there has been a consistent increase in technological capabilities overall, around 1.4 million small businesses continue to fall significantly behind in digital proficiency.

The Business Skills Index is […]

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The Autumn Statement: What it means for you and for the country

December 13, 2016
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The Autumn Statement delivered by chancellor Philip Hammond on 23rd November offers the first major insight into the government’s financial plans both in the lead up to Brexit and in the period immediately following the UK’s departure from the EU. But whilst the country’s economic […]

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Which benefits do employees value the most?

July 7, 2016
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We’re living in a world where employee benefits are perhaps more varied than ever before. Those who work at Google reportedly enjoy free childcare, massages and even napping areas at work, whilst employees at Dropbox are provided with a stir fry bar, yoga sessions and Razor scooters […]

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Case Study: An Auto-Enrolment lesson to be learned for employers

November 5, 2015
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in their last Quarterly Bulletin (ending June 2015) published Auto-Enrolment case studies of non-compliant Auto-Enrolment behaviour, in order to help other employers avoid these situations. In particular, concerns about employers not understanding contractual relationships in order to identify who is a […]

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Preventing non-compliance with Auto-Enrolment

October 9, 2015
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) believes that employers should be aware of TPR enforcing compliance with employer auto-enrolment duties. Awareness of automatic enrolment is believed to be high but employers are warned by the TPR to act now, after tens of thousands of small and micro employers had […]

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