Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 9

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    Aviation 'ignored' by Chancellor

    2020-07-09T09:45:08Z

    Airlines UK, aviation's industry body, said further losses and tens of thousands of job cuts were now inevitable. The industry had pleaded with the government for support as one of the most affected by the Covid19 pandemic. In April and May, the number of flights operated by airlines dropped by ...

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    Public spending soars to £190bn

    2020-07-09T08:39:04Z

    Government spending to tackle the Covid19 pandemic has soared to £190 billion, the Treasury has revealed. In comes after the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £30bn package of support in yesterday's Summer Statement . Last month, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimated the crisis had cost an extra ...

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    Summer Statement: Summary

    2020-07-08T16:00:10Z

    A new £30 billion package of support designed to help the UK economy recover from the Covid19 pandemic has been announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Delivering his Summer Statement in Parliament, he focused on protecting jobs and giving a helping hand to key industries affected by lockdown. 'Job Retention ...

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    Hospitality VAT cut from 20% to 5%

    2020-07-08T13:27:50Z

    As the UK enters the second phase in its recovery, the Chancellor’s plan is designed to support jobs by focussing on skills and young people, create jobs with investment in shovel-ready projects and greening our infrastructure, and protect jobs through a VAT cut for the hospitality sector and a landmark ...

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    Sunak's ‘Plan for Jobs’

    2020-07-08T13:23:24Z

    Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people with the tools they need to get better jobs. The plan for jobs is the second ...

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    Getting back to business after lockdown

    2020-07-07T08:00:58Z

    By Charlotte Holmes-Darby, UK marketing lead at Vistaprint As many of England’s pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopened on ‘Super Saturday’, UK small businesses are getting back to business. I’m excited to be able to return to my favourite small businesses and continue to support them after these difficult months. ...

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    English businesses to get £1,000 trainee fund

    2020-07-06T14:35:19Z

    Businesses in England will receive £1,000 for every new traineeship they create as part of plans to avoid mass unemployment post-Covid19, the Chancellor will announce this week. As part of a wider brief on the government's plans to support the economic recovery, Rishi Sunak will explain the £111 million support ...

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    Hospitality industry demands 'urgent' support

    2020-07-06T08:56:52Z

    Bosses from across the UK's hospitality and tourism industries are ramping up pressure on the government to provide "urgent" support to prevent "widespread devastation". In a letter to the prime minister, 120 of the industries' leaders warned that at least half of firms would not break even in 2020 as ...

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    Arts industry gets £1.57 billion support

    2020-07-06T08:14:36Z

    The government has announced a £1.57 billion funding package to support the UK's struggling arts industries. An industry that had received next to no financial support since the Coronavirus lockdown began, the package will see funding provided to the country's struggling theatres, galleries, museums and other cultural venues. It will ...

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    How homeworking could affect employers’ legal responsibilities

    2020-07-03T08:00:47Z

    By Toyah Marshall, principal employment law adviser, and Charles Spencer, principal health & safety consultant at Ellis Whittam Despite previous negative perceptions, the ability to work remotely has proven to be a blessing for many employers who would otherwise have had to put operations on pause during the current pandemic. ...

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    Two thirds of furloughed workers to be back by September

    2020-07-03T08:00:07Z

    Millions of furloughed workers are expected to return to work either full or part-time by the end of August, according to new figures. Employment specialists XpertHR found that nearly half (45%) expect to return full-time by the end of summer, with a further 19% expecting a part-time return under the ...

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    How workplaces of the future will have responsibility for health and wellbeing

    2020-07-02T11:52:50Z

    By Johnathan Ransom, co-founder of Square Mile Farms Even before the coronavirus swept around the world, employers were beginning to take a role in employees’ health and wellbeing. It started with big tech employers, like Google and Facebook, which transformed their offices into fun campuses filled with table tennis tables, ...

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    Covid19: What if your Business Interruption claim has been rejected?

    2020-07-02T11:33:06Z

    By Alka Kharbanda is partner at Blaser Mills Law Covid19 has had a huge financial impact on many UK businesses, with some having to cease trading completely. It has also left many business owners with a loss of revenue if they have been unable to continue ‘business as normal’ due ...

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    How to approach redundancies

    2020-07-02T11:23:36Z

    By Paul Holcroft, Associate Director at Croner In just 48 hours, a raft of UK firms announced that at least 11,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs. The cuts are mainly being made by High Street retailers and the aviation organisations - two of the areas ...

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    Poorest face toughest climb out of unemployment post Covid19

    2020-07-02T10:40:59Z

    The government is being urged to redirect billions of pounds worth of unspent funding to help the poorest in society regain employment post-Covid19. The Recovery and Resilience report from skills organisation City & Guilds found that the poorest members of society are facing the toughest route back to employment after ...

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    Businesses looking to international trade for post-Covid bounce

    2020-07-02T09:36:37Z

    Businesses in the UK are hoping to boost international trade over the next 12 months in a bid to accelerate their post-Covid recovery, according to a new study. Kreston International, a network of independent accountancy firms, found that 51% of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are prioritising international trade ...

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    Hilltop Honey: From veg stores to supermarkets

    2020-07-02T08:00:31Z

    Founder of Hilltop Honey , Scott Davies, first started keeping bees in 2011 and started producing honey from his parents kitchen shortly after. Based in Newtown in Mid-Wales, Hilltop Honey started out small selling to local vegetable stores. Within 12 months, however, Scott’s small kitchen operation moved to a production ...

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    Government furlough scheme only stretches to October but UK businesses don’t expect to be ‘viable’ again until the new year

    2020-06-30T11:52:26Z

    Almost two thirds (64%) of businesses struggling as a result of Covid-19 don’t expect to be financially viable again until December or later, new research reveals. The survey of 500 UK business decision makers found that business turnover has dropped even further since the UK first went into lockdown, with ...

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    Funding Options & Great British Entrepreneur Awards to recognise achievements of inspiring entrepreneurs in responding & adapting to the challenges of the pandemic

    2020-06-26T11:00:23Z

    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is delighted to announce its newest national partner, Funding Options who will be supporting the new Pivot category , recognising entrepreneurs who have adopted a ‘plan b’ during these challenging times. Funding Options is the leading marketplace for business finance, helping businesses across the UK ...

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    10 Top Tips to launching a business post pandemic

    2020-06-26T10:42:57Z

    By Nicky Larkin, Goringe Accountants With multiple job cuts across the board, the future looks uncertain for much of the UK’s workforce. For some it’s undoubtedly a worrying time while for others it’s a good time to reconsider their career and start up a business. Some of the world’s ...