IR35 is a regulation that has been looming over businesses’ heads since its postponement last year.
In just a few short weeks, over 20 million people in the UK have received their first coronavirus jab and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a roadmap plan out of lockdown.
The pandemic has forced businesses up and down the country to adapt entire workforces to work from home. For many, this has proven to be beneficial. Remote working can be cost effective and has even shown to improve productivity by 13%.
On February 8th the Government announced that the threshold for Covid testing programmes was being lowered from 250 employees to just over 50, making it available many more SMEs.
As we all continue to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances that lockdown brings, employee wellbeing and health have become more important than ever, as SMEs and large businesses explore this new world of ‘Total Employment Care’.
The national lockdown currently in place across the UK is designed to curb the spread of Coronavirus and reduce the R rate.
The government’s furlough scheme has supported around ten million UK citizens since March 2020. With many hailing its success as having saved countless people and businesses from bankruptcy. But all things must come to an end.
Having been through a pretty turbulent 2020, I had high hopes for 2021. However, with the storming of the Capitol in Washington and Harry and Megan’s scandalous tell-all interview, the start of this year has proven to be just as unpredictable as the last.
Throughout the pandemic, national lockdowns and new regulations have meant SMEs have had to grapple with the challenges of digitising their business, as they move to remote and hybrid working models.
As the country went into a third national lockdown, the latest job market data from CV-Library, revealed a resilience in the UK job market that may surprise many.