Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 21

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    Gaps in support for self-employed and owner directors


    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has received more than 500 emails to a special hotline set up so that individual real-life examples of those not covered by the proposed Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. SEISS was announced by the Chancellor last month as part of the government’s financial response to ...

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    The right to say goodbye


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking UK sees another 761 hospital deaths, as curve appears to flatten, and UK Health Secretary talks about the right to say goodbye. In an emotional press briefing today, the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock talked about the right for people to say goodbye to ...

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    How to create the perfect home workspace to work well during isolation


    By The Team at Kebbell . With so many of us having to work remotely from home during this period, many of us are finding it hard to create a workspace that is quiet, comfortable, productive and suitable for our business. The team from Kebbell and their interior designers share ...

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    How to help your business during Coronavirus


    By Dr Lynda Shaw , neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist. The news at the moment about COVID-19 is very alarming, and for many our anxiety levels are on high alert which in the long term can be at the expense of our mental and physical health. So what can ...

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    Leading virtually during the COVID-19 crisis (and beyond)


    By Dr Andy Brown, CEO, ENGAGE . The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the way millions of individuals work. Many people are now working remotely for the first time, separating employees, managers, and leaders who previously worked together in more centralised locations or structures. This is an understandably stressful time ...

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    It’s rare to see a unicorn: Why ‘slow and steady’ is still going strong


    By Charlie Davies, CEO and co-founder of TravelTime . In 2009 I was stuck in a traffic jam when I had the idea to change the way we do location based search. Humans search in time, but the way we are often forced to do online search is by distance. ...

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    Three-quarters of Brits believe virtual meetings are a waste of time


    A new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , reveals that 75.9% of Brits think virtual work meetings are a waste of time; with one in three (34.4%) admitting that they excuse themselves from online meetings that they get bored of. The study surveyed 2,000 working professionals ...

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    UK consumer shopping habits set to be permanently altered by COVID-19 lockdown


    The shopping habits of UK consumers have been permanently altered by the coronavirus lockdown, new research has found. Commissioned by global commerce services company, PFS, the survey looks at changes in consumer online purchasing behaviour, as well as their perceptions and expectations of brands around the pandemic. Consumer behaviour The ...

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    OBR predicts strong economic bounce back, says Rishi Sunak


    At today’s government press briefing, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said that the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects a strong bounce back in the UK economy later this year. The OBR report did in fact predict that the UK economy could contract by 35 per cent by the end of ...

  • Opinion

    The importance of strategic and empathetic furloughing


    By Ian Cowley, Managing Director of Cartridge Save . We’re hoping that we’re not going to have to furlough. We’re very fortunate in that we are still doing a lot of orders. However, the current uncertainty means that could all change overnight. To that end we’ve got a plan in ...

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    Watchdog suggests that it is the lockdown rather than the virus itself that will badly hit the economy


    Britain's economy could shrink by 35% in the second quarter and see unemployment jump by two million, according to a scenario published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The Office for Budget Responsibility has today released an initial exploration of the possible impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the ...

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    Pensions and furloughing


    By Penny Cogher and Larisa Gordan from Irwin Mitchell. Since the Government published details about its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, there have been many questions asked about what it means for pensions. While we don’t yet have the complete picture about furloughing and its impact on pension contributions, ...

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    Nearly half of self-employed fear they will not have enough money to cover basic costs despite government support


    New research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has found that almost half (45%) of the self-employed fear they will not have enough money to cover basic costs like rent and bills during the Coronavirus crisis, despite the government support on offer. Overall, two thirds ...

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    What can your business do to support staff mental wellbeing whilst Covid-19 is with us?


    By Craig Bulow, Corporate Away Days . As you consider how Covid-19 is affecting your business it is very important to also consider how it is affecting your staff. I don’t mean the medical aspect of the virus, but rather the impact on employees’ mental health as they face the ...

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    Coronavirus checklist: 10-steps to safeguard your business


    By David Luck, CEO at Capital on Tap . With many office-based businesses still required to work from home, it can be stressful trying to manage your company and protect your employees, customers, and interests. Capital on Tap's CEO, David Luck shares his “business health MOT” checklist, to ensure ...

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    Freelancers and SME’s: Survival in this crisis


    Freelancers and SME’s: Survival in this crisis, with Michael Jacobsen and guests.

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    Fears around 5G masts are entirely baseless and we welcome the moves by government to dispel these myths, says Three UK


    Mobile phone mast fires are being investigated amid conspiracy theories claiming a link between 5G and coronavirus. Robert Finnegan, CEO, Three UK said: “Engineers in Three are working through the coronavirus to keep people in the UK connected, to their loved ones and to their work. This is absolutely vital ...

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    Pensions’ triple lock must be axed to help pay coronavirus bill as recession looms, experts say


    The triple lock guarantee of increases in the state pension should be abandoned to ensure the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis is fair to working-age households, a think-tank says today. The Social Market Foundation said that the huge economic cost of the emergency measures deployed to manage the epidemic ...

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    Pub goers tell company bosses: Cancel rents during Coronavirus crisis to save our locals from permanent closure


    Pub goers and beer drinkers across the country are sending thousands of emails to pub company bosses, asking them to take urgent action to cancel rents for pub landlords in order to save locals from permanent closure. Whilst some pub companies have offered support to their tenants by cancelling rent ...

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    Four new lenders announced under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)


    Today the British Business Bank has announced that it has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – The Co-operative Bank, Cynergy Bank, OakNorth Bank and Starling Bank. Following their approval, each lender will be putting in place the operations required to start ...