The advice comes as figures from the European Commission reveal that less than half of UK enterprises survive their first five years, with separate research from market intelligence firm, CB Insights, indicating that 23% of businesses fail because they don’t have the right team in place
Published: 3 December 2019
Those travelling into London are much worse off, with this cost increasing to almost £200,000. This is an enormous amount of money and certainly puts a dent in the finances of hard-working men and women across the country
Published: 2 December 2019
A new nationwide survey of the UK workforce by leading serviced office provider, Office Space in Town, reveals that commuting is having a detrimental effect on their productivity, wellbeing, family life and social life, with over a third of respondents (36 percent) commuting for more than 90 minutes a day.
Published: 1 December 2019
Matt Weston, Managing Director, Robert Half UK commented: “Business leaders are concerned about the impending IR35 rules and its potential impact on the UK’s temporary talent pool, particularly as firms look for a blend of high performing temporary and permanent employees to pursue growth strategies in 2020.
Published: 28 November 2019
Independent research by the global human resources director at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), suggests that BAME candidates stand only an eight per cent chance of promotion to chief executive (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO) and other senior director roles as a result of racial prejudice and nepotism that remains “rife” in the UK and international workplaces.
Published: 26 November 2019
The research was carried out by Paymentsense, and the figures also suggest that just over a third (34 percent) of UK SMEs are now female-run, an increase on 2017 data which reported that only 19 percent of UK small businesses were led by women*
Published: 24 November 2019
The scheme is separate to the Governments National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and above which currently stands at £8.21 an hour. Newham Council recently increased their hourly rate pay to its contracted home care providers, in order that they can pay their staff, a real London Living Wage.
Published: 22 November 2019
44 percent of pet owners surveyed by Wamiz said they still find it extremely difficult to talk about a former pet’s death, whilst another 32 percent still find it a little difficult. This is despite the fact that 65 percent of those surveyed lost their dog or cat more than a year ago.
Published: 21 November 2019
The HSE’s figures show that the number of non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers rose from 359 in 2017/18 to 366 in 2018/19. During the corresponding timeframe there was a 22 per cent decrease in the number of construction prosecutions being undertaken by the HSE which fell from 202 in 2017/18 to just 158 in 2018/19.
Published: 20 November 2019
On average, engineering companies invest £386,000 a year on R&D activity, meaning they are potentially able to claim £100,360 in funding. With over 100,000 UK engineering firms not claiming, despite describing their company as innovation active, a staggering £10.2 billion is going unclaimed each year.
Published: 19 November 2019