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Spring Budget 2023 – What You Need To Know

The Spring Budget 2023 sets out to deliver on three of the five key priorities set out by the Prime Minister in January: to halve inflation, grow the economy and get debt falling. But what does this mean for you and your business? Getting People Back To Work As the government tries to build up…Read More

How to Have An Inclusive Recruitment Process

Creating a diverse workforce means looking at the structure of your organisation, from management to recruitment. Social mobility is a vital factor in preventing individuals from reaching their potential and it is vital companies address this. Jemma Pearson, Strategic Resourcing & Inclusion Manager at Grant Thornton, and Fatima Baig, Financial Controller and Head of External…Read More

Lessons for Upcoming Ethnic Accountants

Role models are crucial in Chartered Accountancy. Chartered accountants Modupeola Adeyemo, Biyi Oloko and Vivian Latigi tell their inspirational stories and give their tips for excelling in the profession, here are just a few: Students should get someone who relates to them and can support, guide and advocate for them throughout their training and career –…Read More

The Energy Crisis – What can businesses do?

Post-pandemic demand, storage issues, falling European production in recent years, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine – all these have contributed to a dramatic rise in energy prices globally. For business that’s meant a sudden and intense focus on the supply and security of their energy like never before. So how can businesses best navigate…Read More

How large employers are responding to the cost-of-living crisis

According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), more than eight in 10 employers from large UK businesses are taking action to help staff in the face of the cost-of-living crisis with financial support through focused pay increases for essential workers (53%), additional pay reviews (51%) and one-off bonuses (40%) being the favoured approaches to the…Read More

Managing Stress

Most of us know what stress feels like. The Mental Health Foundation says 74% of people in the UK report having faced problems in their personal lives or at work during the last year that left them feeling unable to cope. Fortunately, there are remedial steps that can be taken. At the end of a…Read More

What lessons can be learned from Boris Johnson’s resignation?

Mass resignations have rocked the structure of parliament, ultimately leading to the resignation of the Prime Minister as leader of the Conservative Party and a new leadership election. In situations such as this, there are key lessons to be learnt for both private and public sector organisations to ensure their long-term success. Company culture trumps…Read More

How to get a work-life balance

Getting a healthy work-life balance has been proven to benefit productivity, but in the age of working from home it has become increasingly difficult. A work-life balance may not look like a 50/50 split. Here are some tips for both employers and employees For Employers The always-on nature of the digital age means that it can…Read More

Ideas for Workplace Wellbeing

Wellbeing in the workplace is essential to create a healthy work environment, ensure employee satisfaction, and to boost productivity. Croner-i have put together a list of why and how you should invest in workplace wellbeing. Here are a few of the ideas they have suggested: The CIPD identifies seven key areas of employee wellbeing: Health. Good…Read More

COVID-19 Quick Links for Your Business

As “freedom day” has arrived, the economy still continues to struggle with the impact of the pandemic and cases continue to rise, creating an uncertain time for businesses. Here are some links for finding the right guidance for you and your business Available support from the government for your business can be found here You…Read More

The Budget – Key Points

The COVID-19 Pandemic has left a huge impact on the economy, this week Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his plans to rebuild the economy in the Budget. You can find out more information here, we have compiled the key points that are most important for you and your business   COVID Schemes and recovery grants Both…Read More

Easing lockdown – Key Dates

After a much anticipation, the government has announced the guidance for easing lockdown and ending restrictions. We have set out the roadmap below of the key dates for both you and your business, from family and well-being to when your business can re-open. You can find more information here 8 March Schools, colleges, Practical Higher…Read More

Brexit – Sending and Receiving Goods

The deal reached after a very long period of Brexit negotiations has come during a stressful time for the country. We know that it has been a struggle to get clear guidance so we have collected resources and information below on how Brexit will affect your business. For exporting goods from the UK, you will…Read More

Second Wave and Lockdown Update – COVID-19

The introduction of the tier system and the second wave of COVID has been a difficult time for businesses, from anticipating government announcements to hardships within the individual running of businesses themselves. We have compiled a list of resources to support your business below: To find the restrictions in your local area, click here Advice…Read More

Spending Review 2020 – Our highlights

Describing how our, “economic emergency has only just begun”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak began his review by highlighting the importance of the priorities of the British people, mostly focusing on the UK’s recovery in terms of public finances. In what has been a significantly stressful year for small and large businesses alike, we give our main…Read More