The impact of the Minimum Wage

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has recently published its findings into the impact following the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2016 and its successive uprating on employment and hours worked.

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Seven in 10 Brits give to charity, study reveals

More than seven in 10 Brits say they gave charitably in the last month, a major new study has revealed. The finding forms part of the Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) annual survey of charitable giving behaviour across the world. The

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Charities know perpetrator in half of all fraud cases, study reveals

Insider fraud is the single biggest risk to the charity sector, a major new report has suggested. The Charity Commission study, entitled Preventing charity fraud: insights and action, is the largest analysis of fraud committed against charities in the UK.

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Do not sign up to MTD until you are ready, warns regulator

Charities who have had their Making Tax Digital (MTD) start date deferred to 1 October 2019 do not have to register until the first return is due early next year, the Charity Tax Group (CTG) have said. For many charities,

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Two partners at Hull accountancy firm named amongst profession’s top under-35s

Two partners at Hull-based accountancy and business advisory firm, Smailes Goldie Group, have been included in a prestigious list of the UK’s top accountants aged under 35. Luke Taylor and Mike Stocks have been named on Accountancy Age’s 35-under-35 2019

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IR35 will require contractors to operate on a PAYE basis

The extension of IR35 legislation from the public to the private sector from April 2020 will result in significant changes to contractors, with many of them having to move into Pay As You Earn (PAYE) status.

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Payroll Giving as an engagement tool

According to a recent study, a whopping 83 per cent of millennials say they would be more loyal to a business that enables them to contribute to social problems, so firms that advocate and support payroll giving could be very

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NFU: British farmers should be ‘empowered’ to reach net-zero agriculture by 2040

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on the next Government to develop a climate policy that would ‘empower’ farmers in the UK to reach net-zero agriculture by 2040. In its election manifesto, the NFU states that the next Government

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New Year, New Hire, New Career!

December and January are traditionally a quiet time in financial recruitment. From the employer point of view, companies are focused on meeting the year-end deadline and the huge workload that entails. Against this backdrop, it can be hard to find

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Annual R&D spend in the UK reaches £25 billion

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) businesses in the UK spent £25 billion on research and development (R&D) during 2018. The figure represents a 5.8 per cent increase on the previous year when the

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