GDPR is good for business says Capgemini study

A quarter of consumers spend more with an organisation when they are convinced of their GDPR compliance according to new research.

Could IR35 rules be extended to the private sector?

The Government is to look into extending off-payroll tax rules to contractors in the private sector.

Average start-up costs revealed

A new study has calculated the typical costs for setting up a business in the UK.

What's stopping staff from working at home?

Worries about fairness as well as concerns about security are stopping many employers from allowing employees to work from home.

Do you have a financial buffer?

Many small business owners don't feel financially confident unless they have a buffer big enough to cover running costs for a year, according to new research.

Pay rises for staff at two-thirds of small firms

The proportion of small businesses that are increasing wages for their employees has hit a three-and-a-half year high.

Pressure on wages as businesses struggle to recruit

Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to access the skills and labour they need, according to new data.

Universal Credit unfairly penalises the self-employed

A cross-party Commons Work and Pensions Committee has found that the Universal Credit system leaves self-employed workers worse off than employees.

HMRC warns about tax rebate email scams

The UK tax body is calling on British tax-payers to be vigilant as fraudsters send emails and text messages claiming to be from HMRC.

Tackling the intergenerational divide

A new report by the Resolution Foundation has outlined proposals to help narrow the intergenerational gap between baby boomers, Generation X and Millennials.