For many people, life has returned to something like normal. But an estimated 1.6 million people are still having part of their wages paid by the furlough scheme, as some sectors are struggling to return to their pre-pandemic prime. Lots of people have questions about what comes next, so here’s everything you need to know about the end of furlough.
The monthly paycheque could one day be history. A new trend for on-demand wages has gathered pace during lockdown. But does it really help people manage their spending, or just perpetuate a hand-to-mouth attitude? Article by Nick Green.
Pension saving among self-employed people is still too low, according to Unbiased research. But by getting a better understanding of your pension, you can build a more positive attitude towards it and maximise its tax-busting powers. Article by Nick Green.
The line between the office and the home has blurred for many of us since the start of the pandemic. Whether you love home working, hate it or don’t really mind, there’s evidence that this blurring is bad for both employers and workers – but there are some simple remedies. Article by Nick Green.
As the UK goes back into full lockdown to slow the winter spread of Covid-19, Rishi Sunak unveils an additional £4.6 billion to help the businesses most affected by the loss of trade. Read on to see what’s available and whether you may be eligible. Article by Nick Green.
As UK businesses have battled to stay afloat this year with the help of various schemes, many have found help closer to hand. New data reveals the part accountants have played in creating survival strategies, and how they may prove even more crucial in the months ahead. Article by Nick Green.
Death in Service, life assurance, life cover – whatever you call it, life insurance for employees is one of the most valuable benefits a company can offer, both for the worker and the business itself. However, employers should seek advice on getting a plan to suit their needs. Article by Nick Green.
The announcement of a second national lockdown until 2 December to slow the rise in Covid cases means that the furlough scheme will continue, alongside more help for the self-employed. Here you can find out if you’re eligible, and how to claim. Article by Nick Green.
UK businesses have already borrowed close to £40 billion through the government’s coronavirus loan schemes. But if your business has missed out there is still time to apply – especially as some sectors appear to have not yet taken their fair share. Article by Nick Green.
Company health insurance is no longer just for big corporations, as demonstrated by startups such as Trailmix, a creator of mobile games. But it’s crucial for small businesses to get the right advice when setting up such a key employee benefit. Article by Nick Green.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or furlough scheme, was originally set to end on 31 October 2020. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced its replacement – the Job Support Scheme – and various other measures to help small businesses through the pandemic. Article by Nick Green.
In the wake of coronavirus, many forms of business funding and help have appeared, at both a national and local level. If your small business is still hunting for the right kind of support, there may be more options that you haven’t yet considered.