New Guidance On Employment Status for Workers

New guidance published by the government aims to provide businesses and workers – particularly in the gig economy – with greater clarity over employment status and the rights and employment protections people are entitled to at work, including pay, leave and working conditions. Featuring real world examples of what an individual’s working day or contract may… Continue reading New Guidance On Employment Status for Workers

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MTD for ITSA £50 Amazon Gift Voucher For Quickbooks Sign Up

Have you tried QuickBooks? It will help to keep your business finances organised and saves you time. It could work well for you and help you prepare for Making Tax Digital #MTD for #ITSA. When you sign-up, you’ll receive a £50 Amazon voucher (T&C’s apply), and we will too. @QuickBooksUK

Legislative Priorities Laid Our In Queen’s Speech

Business in the Queen’s Speech This week the government set out its legislative priorities for the current session of Parliament, including the following: An Energy Security Bill later this year to deliver a cleaner, more affordable, and more secure energy system and help to protect consumers against global price fluctuations. The Digital Markets, Competition and… Continue reading Legislative Priorities Laid Our In Queen’s Speech

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Cherwell Business Adaptation Fund

OxLEP Business is leading the delivery of Cherwell District Council’s Cherwell Business Adaptation Fund (CBAF), which is funded through the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) round two, which provides local councils with grant funding to support businesses impacted by Coronavirus restrictions. Applications open to businesses based in Cherwell who have been impacted by the Covid-19… Continue reading Cherwell Business Adaptation Fund

Pilot GOV.UK service to find and apply for government grants

A new pilot service is available on GOV.UK to make it simpler, faster and fairer to find and apply for government grants.  It’s been co-created with the Government Grants Community – including people from small to medium-sized businesses.  Starting with a small sample of grants, you can test the ability to browse, search and filter… Continue reading Pilot GOV.UK service to find and apply for government grants

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT Extension

All VAT registered businesses, regardless of taxable turnover, will legally be required to follow MTD for VAT requirements from their first VAT Return Period starting on or after the 1st April 2022. This means that all VAT registered businesses must use MTD compatible software to keep records digitally and submit their tax returns unless exempt.

Spring Statement – Measures For Businesses

Spring statement – measures for business The Chancellor this week presented the Spring Statement. Measures to support businesses include: Cutting fuel duty on petrol and diesel by 5p per litre for 12 months, worth around £200 for the average van driver and £1,500 for the average haulier. Increasing the Employment Allowance from £4,000 to £5,000,… Continue reading Spring Statement – Measures For Businesses

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Best Practice for Secure Business Communications

The National Cyber Security Centre has published new advice for businesses on creating trustworthy customer messages following a rise in text and call-based scams. The guidance sets out how businesses can contact customers in a way that is more secure and distinguishable from fraudsters impersonating well known and trusted brands. The guide covers SMS and telephone… Continue reading Best Practice for Secure Business Communications

Free Acas advice available to all employers

Free Acas advice available to all employers Acas works with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. Acas provides free, confidential advice to employers of all sizes and across all industries who have questions about employment rules, the law, employer duty of care and HR policies and procedures. Call the Acas… Continue reading Free Acas advice available to all employers

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