Managing tax debts

11 November 2020

The Coronavirus and lockdowns has given businesses cash flow and income problems. The tax office (HMRC) is aware that many individuals and businesses are facing difficulties in paying tax debts that are due, particularly during the Covid-19 crisis and associated lockdowns. Whilst there have always been facilities for taxpayers to manage their tax debts, HMRC traditionally have not given much leeway with late payments of tax. Their attitude has, however, softened during this crisis to provide support to business in these difficult times.

Covid-19: the catalyst for a digital revolution

9 November 2020

Many companies have made technology advances in recent months that normally take years. As the health crisis continues, practical health and safety innovations plus tech-based management systems are protecting both employee and employer business interests. Jon Herbert reports.

Uber sued over “robo-firing” algorithms

30 October 2020

Uber is facing another major court case, this time involving artificial intelligence (AI) and unfair dismissal. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

The US election and workplace politics

29 October 2020

With the US Presidential Election taking place on 3 November, it is more important than ever to consider the potential harm that political discussions can cause at work. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, explores some key areas to be aware of.

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

Getting the most out of virtual learning

20 October 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, takes a look at how virtual learning can be used to meet the needs of both learners and organisations in today’s restricted and “lock-downed” environment.

How to become carbon neutral

20 October 2020

Reducing your business’s overall carbon footprint or even becoming carbon neutral is no longer an ambition but a commercial imperative. As Dave Howell reports, your company’s green credentials are now as important as the quality and price of your goods or services to each of your customers.

Daylight saving time — the implications for employers and shifts

19 October 2020

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2am on Sunday 25 October 2020, and starting again at 1am on Sunday 28 March 2021, employers should decide what this means for staff who are working when the clocks change. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines the points to consider.

Data: a key to the UK’s economic recovery

16 October 2020

The Government believes data should be put to work across the economy to improve export performance, business efficiency, public services and the environment. The new National Data Strategy is designed to open up digital information’s full potential. Jon Herbert reports.