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A collection of general UK blog articles prepared by UK based accountants and legal advisers to overseas companies setting up and operating in the UK.

Techwatch: Socially Conscious

2020-07-02T12:33:34+01:00July 2nd, 2020|UK General|

Social media has perhaps been the biggest breakthrough in technology and media since the birth of the mainstream internet 25 years ago. From the basic chatrooms that allowed people to connect at Yahoo and MSN to the global behemoths of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, social technologies have become the enablers that have digitised and scaled ...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: The latest update

2020-06-19T09:44:21+01:00June 19th, 2020|UK General|

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rumble on, the economic impact of the crisis is taking its toll. With that in mind, the government’s job retention schemes to support UK businesses have been taking a lot of the strain during the lockdown.     Indeed, as of the 31st May, £8.92bn has been deployed under the flagship ...

Tipping Point

2020-06-17T09:45:17+01:00June 16th, 2020|UK General|

The transition from a start-up to a more mature and sustainable company is one of the more difficult times in any business’s lifecycle. Leaving behind the trappings of the scrappy upstart as a more stable and mature business emerges can challenge the business owner in ways they may not have envisaged.   But it’s an unavoidable ...

Business Continuity Plan: Best Laid Plans

2020-06-01T10:21:23+01:00June 1st, 2020|UK General|

Dwight Eisenhower famously said in the run-up to D-Day that plans were useless, but planning was essential. As the Covid-19 crisis continues to develop, there is a growing understanding not only of the interruption and disruption it may cause but also the measures that businesses can (and in some cases, must) take to minimize the ...

Making Accessibility Count In The Digital World

2020-05-21T14:13:13+01:00May 19th, 2020|UK General|

This Thursday, May 21, marks the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), celebrated across the world to bring to light the importance of opening up work, education, and social opportunities to as many people as possible.    A large section of the population is disabled in some way; in the UK alone at least 11 million ...

COVID-19: Mental Health In The Workplace  

2020-05-18T10:47:56+01:00May 18th, 2020|UK General|

The emergence of COVID-19 has led to change, uncertainty, and new challenges. However, many employers are placing the mental health of their workforce at the top of their agenda.   Embracing technology   Companies across the UK have been embracing technology and keeping in contact with colleagues. There is certainly no substitute for seeing another person’s face ...

UK job retention scheme extended until October

2020-05-15T12:06:44+01:00May 15th, 2020|UK General|

As the Coronavirus pandemic grinds on, the UK government added to its commitment to supporting businesses and individuals by announcing it would extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) until October. The initial iteration of the scheme was scheduled to wind up in June. Now though, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that in order to ...