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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

COVID-19 and seeking mental health support

This has been a difficult period for us all in many parts of our lives, personal and professional. Do not hesitate to reach out for help, you are not alone with this. “Mind” talk about some of the common experiences of mental health problems during coronavirus, and has tips for living with mental health problems…Read More

Latest Updates On COVID-19 – September 2020

The month of September has been complex, with multiple local lockdowns and the rise of the second wave amongst the re-opening of the economy, there are growing concerns about the coming months. With a lot to take in, here is a breakdown in all the relevant information for you and your business. Chancellors Winter Economy…Read More

Latest updates on COVID-19 – August 2020

As Leicester has come out of its local lockdown, the extended restrictions have had a significant impact on local business as the rest of the country began to open up. At the end of July, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the extra money to Harborough MP Neil O’Brien, with Leicester receiving £2.6m extra funding for…Read More