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UK and EU trade agreement overview

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On 1 January 2021 the UK started to trade with the EU according to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which was finally agreed on 24 December 2020. The agreement is…

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Tech Themes for Business in 2021

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New year, new trends… At January’s Technology for Success business group meeting, leaders from across the South West joined Timewade MD Julian Wills to discuss emerging tech trends that their…

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Rise in National Living Wage from April 2021

Rise in National Living Wage from April 2021 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

The National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will rise from April 2021, in accordance with the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC). The NLW will increase by 2.2% from…

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The Importance of Remuneration Planning in Unprecedented Times

The Importance of Remuneration Planning in Unprecedented Times 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

It is commonplace for SME business owners, where the directors and shareholders are one and the same, to pay themselves a small salary and then take the balance of their remuneration…

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Supporting Homeworking

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If you have employees still working from home, when was the last time you surveyed them to check that their homeworking arrangements are satisfactory? Commissioning HR have created a simple survey…

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Virtual Company Meetings & Coronavirus

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Has your business had to adapt to virtual company meetings during the Coronavirus pandemic? Here are some of the key things to consider. For many businesses the limitations imposed by…

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Lockdown Impacts our Ability to Stay Positive

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Whilst ‘Lockdown negatively impacts our ability to stay positive’ might seem like stating the obvious the underlying trends from the insight6 Business Optimism survey are interesting. Since the second lockdown…

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Will Long Covid Be Classed As a Disability?

Will Long Covid Be Classed As a Disability? 1280 720 Commissioning HR

Among the many issues thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic are questions relating to how employers should treat those employees affected by it. Not least the unknown long-term consequences around…

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Keep Connected to your Company Culture with Technology

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Every company has had to adapt during this strange and challenging year. Whilst the jury is still out on which of these changes will be permanent, it is undeniable that…

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Cracking the Christmas Tax Code

Cracking the Christmas Tax Code 1280 853 Bishop Fleming

Christmas is a time of giving, but keeping the tax office off the gift list may require some careful advanced planning. We take a look at what is allowed and…

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