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When does a hobby become a business?

When does a hobby become a business?

During the pandemic people have poured their energy into their hobbies. Baking cakes, selling old clothes and dog walking. Crafts, gardening, breeding animals and singing with a band. You name it. Many have been growing their spare time projects to earn extra money....
Impact of the new ‘care tax’

Impact of the new ‘care tax’

Finally, the Government has set out plans to tackle social care. A new tax will raise the necessary funding. The health and social care levy will generate an extra £12billion a year. Here’s what we know so far about the impact of the new ‘care tax’.   Increase in...
The CJRS is closing: what happens next?

The CJRS is closing: what happens next?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is closing soon. There will be no further support from government once the scheme ends on 30 September 2021. What happens next? It’s time to take stock. Employers must make some key business decisions.    The CJRS is...
Government funding support to employ YOUNG PEOPLE

Government funding support to employ YOUNG PEOPLE

Sixteen to 25-year-olds have suffered most during the Covid-19 crisis. As the country recovers, there’s a jobs shortage. Especially in certain sectors, such as logistics. Fortunately, a generation of prospective employees has left education. Is now the time to tap...
Extra government funding for the cultural sector

Extra government funding for the cultural sector

The third round of the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) is now available. The scheme supports organisations in the cultural, heritage and creative sectors. Initially, the money will support their preparations to reopen fully. Longer term? This extra government funding for...