Wishing you a responsibly merry holiday season

10 December 2019

’Tis the season of good cheer ending in the start of a new year, which some of us look forward to and others dread. Either way, it is worth reviewing your organisation’s procedures for dealing with alcohol misuse, writes Jon Herbert.

Occupational exposure limits

9 December 2019

Caroline Raine looks at occupational exposure limits (OELs), how they are implemented in the UK and what future legal requirements are likely to involve.

Risk assessment and automated external defibrillators

8 December 2019

An estimated 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK and, as such, organisations are encouraged to consider having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace. The decision to install an AED should, says Mike Sopp, be based on a needs assessment.

Customs guidance

6 December 2019

Dealing with customs issues can be daunting for businesses that are not used to dealing with them. There will be many businesses that previously did not have to deal with customs matters but once the UK leaves the EU will now become immersed in customs intricacies. HMRC has been issuing guidance regarding sources of information and help. This article provides indicators to this guidance.

Self-assessment tax returns

6 December 2019

Self-assessment is the method used for accounting for income tax to HMRC. Tax is automatically deducted from wages, pensions and savings. Persons and businesses with other income (such as rental income, investment income, commissions) must submit a self-assessment return.

Country Profile — Paraguay

6 December 2019

Paraguay is keen to reach out to the wider world. While current trade volumes may only be modest, there is long-term potential for business to be done. Martin Clark reports.