Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 24

  • News

    57 per cent of firms have three months cash in reserve or less


    The British Chamber of Commerce's weekly tracker poll , which serve s as a barometer of pandemic’s impact on businesses and the effectiveness of government support measures, received more than 1,000 responses and is the largest independent survey of its kind in the UK. The ...

  • Dominic Raab

    Almost 2,000 people in clinical trials says the government’s chief scientific adviser


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking Latest government press briefing gives details on clinician trials and also gives a hint of promising news on new Covid-19 infections. There “hasn’t been an accelerated takeoff in hospital admissions,” said Sir Patrick Vallance, the Chief scientific adviser at today’s government press briefing. Sir ...

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    Calls to stop travel businesses being pushed into bankruptcy and the UK taxpayer picking up an estimated £4.5billion bill for customer refunds


    Following a week where many national governments across Europe have acted to introduce temporary changes to rules that govern holiday refunds, ABTA – The Travel Association is urging the UK Government to do the same, to stop travel businesses being pushed into bankruptcy and the UK taxpayer picking up an ...

  • Opinion

    Smaller suppliers need the support of big business like never before


    By Daniel Todaro, Managing Director, Gekko Small British businesses are facing an existential crisis like never before on the back of COVID 19. Recessions bite slowly and in those circumstances small businesses can see and plan for every eventuality across sales, cashflow, headcount etc, but this virus has hit us ...

  • Feature

    Prioritising the wellbeing of your furloughed staff


    By Tahirih McLaren-Brown, Mental Wellbeing Coach . Having to furlough staff is not something that has ever crossed our minds before or even a word many of us were familiar with. It definitely wasn’t how we saw 2020 playing out for our companies. This pandemic has been a complete shock ...

  • Opinion

    Job Retention Scheme: Questions & Answers


    How is the 80% cost of employment calculated? Is this gross/net pay? It is gross pay and businesses “will receive a grant from HMRC to cover the lower of 80% of an employee’s regular wage or £2,500 per month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment ...

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    King’s College London pioneers symptom reporting App to slow spread of COVID-19


    Around 5,000 twins and their families across the UK have been recruited from the TwinsUK cohort study to trial the app, which tracks in real-time how the disease progresses. The aim of the app is to help slow the outbreak, by helping researchers identify: How fast the virus ...

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    Global competition to find the next big ideas in retail


    COVID-19 has caused thousands of entrepreneurs to put their businesses on hold. Today, Appear Here have re-opened their competition, space for ideas in an effort to support businesses through this and giving them the opportunity to kickstart their business when the crisis ends. 2019's UK winner was rising menswear designer, ...

  • Save Our Startups

    An open letter to the British Government: Save our Start-ups


    The UK tech community have backed a campaign to push the government to follow France and Germany in announcing a support package for startups to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign states that many of the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the UK, who employ ...

  • Feature

    10 qualities of successful HR professionals


    By Michael Dehoyos, writer and editor at PhD Kingdom and Academic brits . He is also a contributor to several different sites and publications, including Case Study Help service. To be a successful HR manager, you need a number of different skills so that you can undertake a ...

  • News

    Coronavirus: Government help for the self-employed


    Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak unveiled unprecedented government aid for the self-employed. The new Self-employment Income Support Scheme offers a taxable grant worth 80% of trading profits, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month, for the next three months.

  • Will King Replay

    COVID-19: Immediately acknowledging your problem!


    Immediately acknowledging your problem, with Will King The very first thing to do in any crisis is assess how it is likely to affect your business. Whether it’s staffing, cash flow, supply chains or insurance, getting through a crisis depends on your ability to identify exactly what problems you ...

  • Daniel Priestley

    Why a recession can lead to reinvention


    Why a recession can lead to reinvention, with Daniel PriestlyThe current coronavirus outbreak is a crisis on a scale most of us have never seen in our lifetime. Cities and countries are on lockdown, major events have been canceled, and people are panic-buying basic supplies while cutting back on travel. ...

  • News

    Boost for SME's as Bank of England says Coronavirus Lending Scheme to come online earlier than expected


    The Bank of England’s Term Funding Scheme with additional incentives for SMEs will open to drawings on 15 April 2020 At its special meeting ending 10 March 2020, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to reduce Bank Rate and for the Bank of England to introduce a new Term ...

  • John Stapleton

    COVID-19: Business readiness in tough times & preparing for coming out the other side


    COVID-19: Business readiness in tough times & preparing for coming out the other side, with John Stapleton Being prepared is the first step to securing your business’ future once a crisis hits. Failing to have a plan in place could be the difference between job cuts - even the ...

  • News

    Community, Pret A Manger and Wetherspoon: social media during the coronavirus


    New research has shown that the UK’s social media conversations during the coronavirus pandemic have focused on ‘community’: the number of posts on social platforms using that word has jumped 82% over the past month. It’s being driven largely by older Brits: nearly half (47%) of posts mentioning community or ...

  • News

    Co-op gives all NHS workers 10% discount and priority access to stores


    Central England Co-op says ‘thank you’ to all NHS workers by giving them 10% discount and priority accessCentral England Co-op is today rolling out a 10% discount to all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus. All NHS workers ...

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    If we don’t urgently boost Universal Credit many risk being plunged into poverty


    The Trade Union Congress has called for an “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus outbreak. The union body says that without an urgent increase unemployment support will be lower in real terms during the coronavirus outbreak than during the mass unemployment peaks of the ...

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    Call for immediate cancellation of developing country debt payments


    Over 100 organisations from around the world have called for immediate cancellation of debt payments by developing countries in response to the Covid-19 health and economic crises. The statement, which is being sent to the G20 governments, IMF and World Bank, calls for a range of measures to cancel debt ...

  • News

    Boris Johnson taken to intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen


    A statement from Downing Street said that 'since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on ...