PM set to raise National Living Wage to £9.42 an hour

Boris Johnson is expected to increase the National Living Wage to £9.42 an hour – but some small firms may struggle to cover the cost

Employing & managing staff

Employers urged to prioritise emotions in the workplace as they aim to fill ever growing vacancies

The people over at The Access Group tell us how prioritising emotions will help you retain and attract employees


Expected national insurance hike to cost businesses £3.5bn

Economists and business lobbyists warn that increasing national insurance will hurt employment and lower wages

Employing & managing staff

Can I pay remote workers less than in-house staff?

With many businesses shifting to long-term remote or hybrid working, employers are questioning the rules for paying staff who work remotely

Employing & managing staff

Disciplinary notes

Alan Finlay shares the important points to know about taking notes at disciplinary or other formal employee meetings

Employing & managing staff

Calculating holiday allowances for part-time staff

Victoria Greaves of citrusHR explains how to calculate holidays, including bank holidays, for part-time employees

Employing & managing staff

Clive Woodward on how to get the best out of your team

Sir Clive Woodward shines a light on vital strategies for leading and inspiring teams through periods of high pressure


How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up


Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business

Employing & managing staff

Can I force my staff to come back to the office after July 19?

Legal advice

Gaining settled status for European employees – what employers should do

Helen Jamieson of Jaluch tells us what role employers play in securing the settled (or pre-settled) status of their European employees


Banking giant suggests 5% working from home tax for businesses

As part of its latest Konzept edition, Deutsche Bank has suggested introducing a 5 per cent tax on employees working from home

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?