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How hospitality can cope with strikes and staff shortages

Jun 23, 2022

The leisure and hospitality industry’s recovery post-pandemic is still being blighted by a shortage of staff. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this month, the sector has 83 per cent more vacancies than in the same period ...


Big hitters to join key conference on the hospitality sector

May 19, 2022

The future of the hospitality industry will be in the spotlight next month when politicians and the movers and shakers in the industry come together for a key conference. The UKHospitality Summer Conference will be focussing on how to make the ...


New initiative helps to make the most of the pavement cafe culture

May 13, 2022

The move by the Government to make pavement licences permanent presents an opportunity for the hard-pressed hospitality industry. The Government announced the move in this week’s Queen's Speech as part of the Regeneration Bill. The move could be a major boost for ...


Ready to kick start your own business?

Apr 04, 2022

Deciding to start your own business can feel like a leap of faith but being prepared for the steps you will need to take can ameliorate this lack of confidence. With a wave of young people aspiring to become entrepreneurs, along ...


Payroll: how to get it right

Mar 15, 2022

One of the key things that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need to get right is payroll. Not only is it a legal requirement to maintain the relevant documents and pay the correct amount of tax, getting prepared can help ...


The Christmas gift allowance: how it works

Dec 17, 2021

If you are planning on treating staff this Christmas, here’s a brief guide to the tax rules for the 2021/22 financial year. Do gifts count as taxable income? Christmas presents paid in cash to staff qualify as taxable earnings, which means they ...


Scams: the heavy financial and health burden

Oct 20, 2021

According to recent research, the total amount of money it costs a fraudster’s victim to get help with their wellbeing after being scammed is £9.3 billion a year.  This unwanted financial burden is equivalent to £2,509 per annum for each victim. ...


October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

Oct 05, 2021

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims. What dates shall employers be aware of? 14 October ...


MTD for Income Tax delayed until April 2024, HMRC confirms

Sep 27, 2021

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax will be delayed until April 2024, the Government has confirmed. It means self-employed business owners and landlords will have one more year to prepare for the digitalisation of Self Assessment. According to HM Revenue & ...


Small developers invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding

Sep 24, 2021

Small and medium-sized developers have been invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding to build new homes. The new fund, known as the Housing Growth Partnership (HGP), aims to support the development of 10,000 new properties by ...


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