HMRC: Bumped heads to baby bumps – statutory pay explained

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If an employee falls sick or becomes a parent, do you know what payments they’re entitled to? Find out more by joining the following live webinars, during which you can ask questions using the on-screen text box. Statutory Sick Pay: We’ll look at who qualifies, how to calculate Statutory Sick Pay and when to pay […]

Bristol Impact Fund: Support from Voscur

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Update from Voscur about Bristol Impact Fund: We hope you’re getting to grips with your Bristol Impact Fund (BIF) bid and you’ve registered with ProContract (find guidance here), but if you have a long way to go, take a deep breath and check out our online and offline help:   All our BIF training courses are […]

HMRC: COVID-19 support and actions you may need to take

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Updates and Advice from HMRC: VAT deferral – apply now to spread your payments The VAT deferral new payment scheme is open for all businesses who deferred paying VAT due between 20 March‌‌ ‌and 30‌‌ ‌June 2020 and have been unable to pay in full by 31 March‌‌ ‌2021. Apply now to spread these payments […]

HMRC: PAYE – starting the new tax year

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News from HMRC: The new tax year is here. For the latest information on finalising the 2020-21 tax year and key changes affecting payroll for 2021-22, join the following live webinars. You can ask questions throughout using the on-screen textbox. Payroll: annual reporting and tasks We’ll cover the actions you need to take at the […]

The ONS Monthly Digest – April 2021

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Updates from the Office for National Statistics e-bulletin. Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights Our interactive tool has the latest data and trends related to the pandemic from the ONS and other sources. Find out more In case you missed it Coronavirus: a year like no other A year on from the first government instructions to significantly […]

Ways2Work March update

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I just need to let you know about what’s going on at Ways2Work for the next few weeks. I’ll be going on leave so services will be minimal. A colleague from One Front Door has kindly ‘volunteered’ to send emails to the network, so your daily updates will continue. They may be at a different […]

SevernNet Business Breakfast on 25 March

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Virtual Business Breakfast – Thurs. 25th Mar 2021. Date:   Thurs. Mar. 25th from 08:00 to 09:00.Venue: Zoom – link to be sent with Joining Instructions on 24th FebHost:   SevernNet Please join us for a catch up. Schools are back … how are things for you? Here at SevernNet the Skills Connect concept is developing for the […]

ONS News: Coronavirus: a year like no other

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News, stories and data visualisation 15 March 2021 Coronavirus: a year like no other A year on from the first government instructions to significantly limit social contact because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we look at what the data tell us about these extraordinary 12 months and the way our lives have changed.  From deaths […]

HMRC: The National Minimum Wage increases in April

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The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1‌‌ ‌April. In addition to the new rates, the age from which workers become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered. From 1‌‌ ‌April all workers aged 23 and over must be paid the National Living Wage or above. If you haven’t already, […]

Small Business Training from Lloyds Bank Academy

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The Lloyds Bank Academy is a free online learning provider designed to provide skills support for everyday life, business, and charities. Whether it’s getting to grips with your computer, finding new customers or improving the efficiency of your organisation. Our aim is simple: to provide the confidence and capability needed to thrive online. Small Business […]