Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to business are facing a new uphill struggle – employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another 3 months. Workers who were furloughed back in April are being gradually invited back to work, although some are being […]
Posted on 1st June 2020 in Coronavirus.
At the latest government Covid-19 press briefing, the heath secretary Matt Hancock was forced to deal with a barrage of questions concerning Dominic Cummings. Mr Hancock focused on falling infections rates, deaths and a possible Covid-19 treatment but was forced to deal with a series of questions either directly or indirectly related to Dominic Cummings. Mr […]
Posted on 27th May 2020 in Coronavirus.
New research has found that nearly half of employees surveyed would feel uncomfortable disclosing a health concern to their employer during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most worryingly, more than one in ten are concerned about being fired, should they talk openly about serious health concerns such as cancer, chronic illnesses or mental health problems. A further […]
58 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) feel their banking provider has been slow to offer help during the Covid-19 crisis. The findings, contained in a poll of 100 business owners of UK SMEs by the Lanop Accountancy Group, raises fresh questions about the level of support available to companies struggling during the […]
Over half of UK workers are not comfortable returning to work, according to a new survey by ENGAGE and YouGov. The figures come amid the Government announcement of its COVID-19 recovery strategy and the publication of new guidelines for working safely. 55 per cent of respondents (those employed who usually work from home or are […]
After a lifetime working in the conference and exhibition sector the Covid 19 pandemic made a big impact on Mark James’s business. Social distancing rules effectively put a hold on events worldwide. Rather than sit back and wait for the crisis to end, Mark started thinking what the world of work would look like once […]
Posted on 12th May 2020 in Coronavirus.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 update yesterday, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “Tackling this virus and ending the threat to public health remain absolutely paramount. But it is also necessary for thought to be given to the future of work and business. “It is clear from the Prime Minister’s […]
Posted on 12th May 2020 in Coronavirus.
37 per cent of companies have made members of their IT staff redundant or placed them on furlough schemes, according to global research commissioned by Leonne International, the private equity firm. Out of 1,116 business decision makers from the UK, US, France and Germany surveyed by independent polling agency Censuswide, 418 admitted to removing IT staff since […]
Freelancers’ confidence in their businesses and the wider economy has been driven to record lows by the Coronavirus crisis, according to research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and PeoplePerHour, Europe’s largest freelance marketplace. Freelancers’ 3-month confidence in their businesses had already fallen to a six-year low last quarter because of concerns about […]
Almost half (46%) of global businesses have encountered at least one cybersecurity scare since shifting to a remote working model during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to official research by Barracuda Networks, the trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions. An astounding 49 per cent also said they expect to see a data breach or […]
Over two thirds (70 per cent) of British businesses are using multi-factor authentication (MFA) and a virtual private network (VPN) to manage the security risks posed by the increase of remote working during the Coronavirus pandemic. This is according to official polling released by Centrify, a leading provider of Identity-Centric privileged access management solutions, into […]
At today’s government Covid-19 press briefing, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned of a cybersecurity threat to the UK. At the briefing, he said: “There will always be some who try to exploit a crisis for their own criminal and hostile ends. “We know that cybercriminals and other malicious groups are targeting individuals, businesses and […]
Posted on 5th May 2020 in Coronavirus.