Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 24

  • 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Covid-19: has the UK passed peak, is the exponential trajectory broken?


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking The number of deaths from Covid-19 has fallen sharply in the last two days as the UK government says that “we are taking unprecedented action to increase the NHS’s capacity.” Two days isn’t long enough to tell for sure, but it does appear that ...

  • Feature

    Hiring top talent in a post-COVID world


    By John Bentley, CEO, elbo If one positive can emerge from the current COVID-19 threat to business that we are all facing, it’s the opportunity to innovate. In recent weeks, most business owners and SMEs have had to rapidly adjust and adapt their short-term operations, from the logistics of remote ...

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    When will start-ups get the support from Government that every other business is currently receiving?


    By Professor Dylan Jones-Evans Professor of entrepreneurship and founder of the Wales Start-up Awards, Dylan Jones-Evans has today written an open letter to Welsh Government asking when measures will be put in place that have any relevance to start-ups. He writes that 'I have been contacted by new firms from ...

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    Transparency between sales and marketing – how technology is cleaning the windows


    By Christelle Fraysse, CMO, Workbooks Sometimes it’s like we can’t really see each other. Sales and marketing should work closely together, that’s always the ideal. But too often they seem to work in parallel, each ticking their own boxes and meeting their own KPIs, while missing out on the direct ...

  • News

    70% of UK employees are confident their employers can get them through the pandemic crisis, finds study


    A study conducted by Toluna and Harris Interactive , two leading providers of consumer intelligence, assesses how employees in the UK are coping with the shift in working arrangements. It reveals essential insights to help businesses manage people, culture, engagement and address their top concerns as the pandemic unfolds ...

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    Welsh Government steps in with short-term funding support for Cardiff Airport and calls for change of approach from Westminster


    Welsh Government has announced financial support to assist Cardiff Airport in facing the early impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while calling on the UK Government to urgently change its policy towards providing further financial help for regional airports. Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates announced that ...

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    The number of Fintech Start-ups nearly doubled and hit over 21,700 globally


    Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth of the entire fintech industry, forced by the increasing use of mobile apps for digital payments and the growing interest in financial technology solutions. The strong rising trend of the global fintech market was followed by the surge in the number of Fintech ...

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    Time to unplug – how switching off can boost business security


    By Tina Stewart, VP for Global Market Strategy at Thales Disconnecting from your mobile device, laptop or tablet can be as good as a holiday. Simply taking a pause from emails and social media in favour of a good book or conversation is known to increase your mood and life ...