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Businesses unprepared for IR35 legislation changes

Businesses unprepared for IR35 legislation changes

Approximately half of the UK’s businesses aren’t prepared for changes to IR35 legislation, which will come into force this April. Research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the recruitment trade body, has shown that there are many organisations who are not ready for the changes to off-payroll working …

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Government announce review into off-payroll working rules changes

Government announce review into off-payroll working rules changes

The government has confirmed it is launching a review into the implementation of changes to the off-payroll working rules, which will address the concerns of businesses and individuals about how they will be brought into effect. Known as IR35, off-payroll working rules were introduced at the turn of the century …

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Minimum wage underpayment leads to call for stronger enforcement

Minimum wage underpayment leads to call for stronger enforcement

Only 13% of the businesses paying less than the minimum wage were caught in 2018-19. Research from the Resolution Foundation think tank, Under the wage floor, found that non-compliance in paying the minimum wage has been steadily increasing since the introduction in 2016 of the National Living Wage (NLW). Back in 2016, …

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Businesses advised to improve awareness against cybercrime

Businesses advised to improve awareness against cybercrime

Companies must offer training and various development strategies to protect against cybercrime in the recruitment sector. A leading talent management consultancy has undertaken analysis, carried out by its Global Compliance Function. It found that cybercrime is one of the leading risks facing RPO firms and the wider sector over the …

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Many businesses not GDPR-compliant one year on

Many businesses not GDPR-compliant one year on

More than two thirds of businesses are not considered GDPR-compliant one year on. This is according a poll from Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe 2019, which revealed a lack of confidence in the application of GDPR. The poll reveals that 68% of respondents believe businesses have not …

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SME Action Plan unveiled to help smaller businesses

The government’s SME Action Plan has been unveiled, which will unlock greater opportunities for small businesses to win government contracts. By 2022, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will spend £35 million more with SMEs as part of promises made in the SME Action Plan. Unveiled by …

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One month to go until introduction of MTD

One month to go until introduction of MTD

HMRC is urging businesses to sign up in time for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD). Starting on 1 April 2019, the vast majority of businesses above the VAT threshold will have to keep records digitally and submit VAT tax returns by using software compatible with MTD. Every business …

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Businesses must do more to protect from cyber security breaches

Businesses must do more to protect from cyber security breaches

Businesses in the UK – and in particular, small firms – must do more to protect from cyber security breaches. The data from the Cyber Security Breaches reveals a worrying lack of planning for any potential hacking. According to the available information, 43% of businesses experienced a breach in cyber …

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