Understanding the shift in essential skills

CORONAVIRUS HAS HAD A DRASTIC IMPACT ON THE JOBS MARKET IN THE UK WITH MANY PEOPLE FACING HARDSHIP, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND REDUNDANCY AS A RESULT. IT IS A DIFFICULT TIME, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES WITHOUT A JOB AFTER MANY YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT. IT CAN...

Long-term furlough will take its toll on employees

The announcement that the furlough scheme is being extended until September has drawn a mixed reaction from commentators. From those who are praising the chancellor for taking a brave but costly step to retain jobs, to those questioning who is going to pay for it all,...

Is your business prepared for the great reset?

ANY BUSINESS OWNER OR MANAGER EXPECTING EMPLOYEES TO FLOCK BACK TO THE OFFICE ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED AND SLIDE STRAIGHT BACK INTO THE TRADITIONAL NINE TO FIVE IS IN FOR A SERIOUS SHOCK. IT JUST ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. THE WORKING WORLD IS FACING A COMPLETE RESET...

HMRC taskforce created to investigate furlough fraud among employers

Budget 2021: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced the creation of a ‘taskforce’ to tackle fraud within the furlough scheme. Sunak revealed a £100 million investment in the HM Revenues and Customs’ (HMRC) Taxpayer Protection Taskforce to crack down on...

Furlough money returned by 125,000 firms

More than 125,000 organisations have repaid some or all of the furlough grants they received from the government. Some £700m given to employers under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been handed back to the government to date, according to data obtained by...