On the day that new IR35 legislation came into effect in the public sector, contracting expert Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of Contractor Calculator says that some locum doctors who work as husband and wife teams will need a 50% pay increase to earn the same after the new taxes have beenRead More
Women are better suited to leadership than their male counterparts in most areas, but definitely not all, according to Professor Øyvind L. Martinsen, head of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School.
Martinsen and colleague, Professor Lars Glasø, surveyed the personality traits of more than 2,900 managers – moreRead More
APSCo has issued an immediate response to the last Spring Budget – March 2017, and finds the following:
• Significant costs for smaller recruitment firms relating to off payroll rules
• No review of taxation announced
• Concerns around suggestions that main driver for self-employment is tax
Responding to today’s budget, Samantha Hurley, OperationsRead More
Firms are losing top talent through failures in succession planning and the movement of talent within their businesses, according to an HR Innovation Practices Observatory run by Politecnico di Milano School of Management.
Firms often endorse the traditional ‘career ladder’ model, which moves talent vertically within a single business function. Yet thisRead More
The UK’s digital revolution is set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost, under plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.
A recently published new Local Government Finance Bill published today (13 January 2017) will make it easier for companies to connect more homes and businesses across England to gold standard full fibreRead More
Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have recently been revealed by the government.
Excuses for not paying staff the minimum wage include only wanting to pay staff when there are customers to serve and believing it was acceptableRead More
According to a new report commissioned by Amicus Commercial Finance, well over half (61%) of invoices issued by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain unpaid within the debtor day period. Of these, almost three-quarters (70%) of firms say they rely on getting paid during their debtor day period toRead More
As 2017 dawns, our thoughts inevitably turn to the business year ahead and what it holds. There are few who, at the start of 2016, expected it to end with Britain set to leave the EU and Donald Trump elected as President of the US.
But what does 2017 hold for theRead More
Be wary of your consumers, new research from UCL School of Management warns, because digital innovations have enabled them to become competitors.
The study, published in the Journal of Knowledge Economy, examined the rise of ‘prosumption’ – the increased involvement of consumers in production processes. In studying the trends, it suggests that companiesRead More
472,000 small business owners will be working every day over the Christmas holidays without a single day off, according to a survey commissioned by business for sale marketplace, Bizdaq (www.mybizdaq.com).
The research, conducted by Opinium, found that almost half a million small business owners will be working every day over the ChristmasRead More