Handling food? Wash, those hands

Handling food? Wash, those hands

If you are considering any change to your business activities that will involve handling any packaged food or raw ingredients, as you would expect, there are a raft of regulations that you will need to consider and adopt. The Department of the Environment has...
New financial support measures announced

New financial support measures announced

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his third major statement to the House of Commons in less than a month. This followed the Winter Economy Plan on 24 September and further announcements on 9 October that expanded the scope of the Job Support Scheme and...
Gaming behind the wheel?

Gaming behind the wheel?

Unbelievably, it has been illegal to make phone calls or text while driving a car, but not illegal to play games or take photos. Clearly, this loophole is begging to be closed and new legislation proposed, 17 October 2020, will aim to do just that. A Government...
Job Support Scheme Expansion

Job Support Scheme Expansion

On Friday 9 October, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the Job Support Scheme (JSS). The expanded scheme will include additional support for employees of businesses that are forced to close because of local or national lockdown measures. The...
COVID review of salary sacrifice arrangements

COVID review of salary sacrifice arrangements

The tax and NIC advantages of certain benefits provided as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement were removed from 6 April 2017. The change effectively removed the Income Tax and employer NIC advantages of certain benefits provided as part of salary sacrifice...
Kickstart scheme who can apply

Kickstart scheme who can apply

The new £2 billion Kickstart scheme will enable employers to offer young people on Universal Credit – and at risk of long-term unemployment – state-subsidised work placements for six months. The Kickstart scheme is available to qualifying 16 –...