Five tips for businesses dealing with unpaid invoices

Carrying the weight of unpaid invoices can make doing business challenging. The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial difficulties for many and could be making the problem of late payments worse for both small businesses, the self-employed and freelancers. The Forum of Private Business indicates that 1 in 4 businesses fall into insolvency as a result … Read more

More parents can ask for time off from next month

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] New rules for parents wanting time off to look after their children will come into force in April, including the much debated option for parents of new babies to share 50 weeks of leave. And as the deadline looms, businesses are being warned to make sure they’re prepared, or risk claims for discrimination … Read more

Planning is key to coping with new employment legislation

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]“A disaster for small businesses” was how the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) greeted an announcement that, under the forthcoming EU Agency Workers Directive, temporary (or ‘agency’) workers are to be extended similar employment rights to fulltime workers after 12 weeks. According to an FSB spokesperson, “Temporary workers are a useful way of responding … Read more

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