Research and Development tax credits
September 29, 2017
HMRC has just published the Research and Development tax credit data for 2015/16 and this shows an increase of 22% in the number of claims made by SMEs since the previous year.
The housing crisis – can our construction companies solve it?
September 18, 2017
According to my clients who build houses, their main problem over the last decade or so has been acquiring land on which to build. Their experiences are an indication of the obstacles that lie in the way of solving the housing shortage.
Productivity: is the construction industry holding us back?
September 11, 2017
The industry that is now holding back the UK’s productivity improvement most is construction, and this is a problem in most developed nations across the globe.
Employment trends: can you bridge the generation gap?
August 18, 2017
A survey of HR professionals in the UK carried out by Manpowergroup revealed that there is a serious mismatch between what employers thought millennials saw as important and what they actually valued.
Devolution for South Yorkshire. Where are we now?
August 4, 2017
The Government’s intention was to devolve a number of combined authorities, each with its own elected mayor. But has political squabbling halted progress?
Outsourcing: a growing trend that could benefit your business
July 25, 2017
In an increasingly complex business world more companies (large and small) and public bodies are turning to outsourcing.
A manifesto for small business
July 10, 2017
The Small Business Taskforce, which is a consortium of the ICAEW and 13 other organisations representing over two million small businesses recently published its Manifesto for Small Business.
Productivity – attracting the best talent and motivating your people
July 3, 2017
According to a report published by the recruitment organisation, the Hay Group, Britain’s workforce is suffering from a motivation crisis that is cutting productivity by half!
Taxation, public finances and political instability – what now?
June 20, 2017
If you are about to revise your business plan or financial projections what should the key variables be? If you had asked yourself that question just before Easter you might at least have been confident about the effects of tax rates on your forecasts...