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

Lending charges hamstringing small firms

The cost of loans imposed by banks is hindering the ability of small firms to drive economic recovery, it has been claimed. Recent figures published by the Bank of England showed that some small firms are paying double the amount charged their larger counterparts for loans. The Federation of Small Businesses (#FSB) argued that the … Continue reading Lending charges hamstringing small firms

New business regulations to come into effect

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October. There are a number of changes that will be implemented on 1 October 2010. What follows is a summary, but not an exhaustive list, of some of the other important new regulations with … Continue reading New business regulations to come into effect