IR35 needs greater focus

Uncovering the few real cases of disguised employment should be the new focus of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when it comes to applying IR35 rules. That is the view of Jeff Brooks, chair of the technology group at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The #REC is one of the groups invited to join … Continue reading IR35 needs greater focus

Reducing the cost of business finance

Despite reports that bank lending to small businesses is still failing to meet targets, there is increased demand for credit from small businesses seeking among other things to refinance existing loans and to fund a growing amount of takeover activity. Whether your business is in either of these categories or you are seeking finance for … Continue reading Reducing the cost of business finance

Lessons from the recession – think the unthinkable

If there is one thing we have all learnt from events of the last two years it is that change happens – often without warning, and sometimes with catastrophic consequences.  We have also seen how many businesses were blindsided by events for which they were to a greater or lesser extent unprepared. True, there is … Continue reading Lessons from the recession – think the unthinkable