Running effective meetings – virtually

Over the course of the past few months, we have all had to adapt to working remotely Despite lockdown restrictions, many businesses have found ways to move their operations online, with all staff working remotely. This has given rise to an increased volume of virtual...

Creating an effective reward strategy

In the current challenging trading environment, many firms are asking more and more of their team. As such, having an effective reward strategy has never been more important. COVID-19 has tested every business and challenged all of us to come up with new ways of...

Can soft skills be taught?

A positive attitude, a strong work ethic, an innovative mindset, being a team player - are just as important to employers as practical skills and academic background. It is important to have teams of people who have the hard skills to do a job – i.e. they’re...

Live Streaming as a marketing tool

Live Streaming is a great way to market to your target audience, in real time. During lockdown, many businesses have turned to webinars and online talks as a way to market themselves. Livestreaming is a development of this - but delivery is in real time. Live...

Company vans were motor cars

The Court of Appeal have now ruled on the tax status of certain vehicles provided to employees of Coca Cola. The court has upheld the HMRC view that vans with windows and a second row of seats behind the driver are not goods vehicles but motor cars for benefit in kind...

Numerous fraudulent CJRS claims identified

HMRC’s CJRS fraud reporting portal had received over 2,000 reports of wrongful claims Examples of such wrongful claims include; Claiming furlough payments for staff who are continuing to work Furloughing staff but asking them to work “voluntarily” on an unpaid basis....

Covid-19 Business News Update – 19 August 2020

C19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE Welcome to this week’s newsletter. Last week we had the removal of France and other close European countries from the “Travel Corridor” with hundreds and thousands of holiday makers rushing to get back from the UK before they had to take...

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