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As the UK has one of the most complex tax systems in the world, making sure your business is claiming all the tax reliefs it can should be a priority. Here we discover that many small business owners are unaware of many tax reliefs they could be claiming to reduce their tax bills.
Following the rapid rise in Covid-positive cases of the Omicron variant, the devolved parliaments in Scotland, England and Wales have announced new restrictions. Scotland and Wales have taken a more forceful stance by banning crowds at sporting events, restricting the number of households represented in hospitality settings and re-introducing strict social distancing measures, to limit the transmission of the virus.
The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.
Storm Arwen, which hit the UK in November, has already brought extreme winter weather this year, including high winds, snow and bitter cold. It left widespread disruption in its wake, including power cuts for large numbers of people. What are the risks to schools and early years providers during the winter months and what do they have to do to ensure that everybody stays safe?
Whilst there is no statutory ban on mobile phones in early years settings, childcare providers are required to have a safeguarding policy which covers their use. Many safeguarding incidents are now connected to mobile phones or other online devices so it is essential that settings have clear policies and procedures in place to ensure they are used safely and appropriately.