Businesses lacking confidence

Mid-sized UK businesses are feeling the strain of an uncertain political and economic climate, according to a survey conducted by accountancy firm BDO.

25 September 2017

Care Quality Commission expands areas of influence

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is expanding the remit of its regulatory assessments to include cosmetic surgery providers and independent ambulance services.

22 September 2017

Removing bias from recruitment

The BBC won’t ask for the names or education details of job applicants in a bid to remove bias towards those with ‘posh’ backgrounds, according to a report in the Guardian.

20 September 2017

Pension Awareness Day

Pension Awareness Day took place on 15th September, a yearly campaign to educate the public and business owners about how pensions work.

18 September 2017

General Data Protection Regulation: what it means and how to prepare

From May 2018, a new law will bring in tough penalties for companies that misuse the data of customers and potential customers.

18 September 2017

Consumer spending is heading for the weakest year of growth since 2013

Consumers are keeping a tighter hold on their wallets as rising inflation impacts on spending. The latest figures show the UK could be heading for the lowest year of consumer spending growth since 2013.

14 September 2017

Are your employees legal?

A number of raids have taken place this year on businesses accused of employing workers illegally.

14 September 2017

HR help for SMEs would boost UK productivity

Small businesses can buckle under the strain of time-consuming HR needs, with a new study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggesting HR management puts undue pressure on small businesses.

12 September 2017

Retaining top talent

After a summer of explosive revelations about the pay packets of its biggest stars, the BBC faces a new issue over talent retention.

08 September 2017

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