HMRC scraps old SSLv3 protocol for CIS

The government has publish new guidance on using tools to submit CIS information online. Accountants or CIS providers will no longer be able to connect the HMRC online services using SSLV3 protococal from 30 September 2015. The guidance published on gov.uk further...

Travelling in work ‘is work’, rules European court

Time that is spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers without a fixed workplace office should be counted as working time, the European Court of Justice has ruled. This time has previously not been considered as work by employers. The...

Pros and Cons of working through an Umbrella Company

As a result of the recession, the UK has seen more people turning to self-employment, freelance work and contract work either because they have been made redundant, or they have chosen to work with more flexibility because of family commitments. The majority of...

House price increase continuing to slow

House price inflation is continuing to slow, according to the latest results from two leading surveys. Land Registry has stated prices in England and Wales in the year to December 2014 rose only 7%, down from 7.2% in November and the fourth month in a row that the...

Tesco closing 43 stores

Tesco will be closing 43 unprofitable stores – more than 50% of which will be local convenience shops, known as Tesco Express. The firm is also ending plans to open a further 49 new “large” stores. On top of this, Tesco is closing its staff pension...

Recruitment to increase in 2015

As the UK’s economy continues to recover, 50% of British businesses are planning to employ extra workers in 2015 The CBI(Confederation of British Industry) said all regions of the UK will benefit from more employment but Scottish regions will see the most...