Business Regulation

Businesses scale back recruitment plans after Brexit vote

Following the decision to leave the EU, almost a quarter of businesses are planning a freeze on recruitment.

Employer uncertainty over apprenticeship levy

Is your business prepared for apprenticeship levy? 1 in 4 employers are planning to use the levy to invest in training and development.

1.4 million businesses still set to start auto-enrolment

Is auto-enrolment proving a challenge for your businesses? Around 1.4 million businesses are still due to begin the process between now and 2018.

Confirmation statement reminder

Confirmation statements for registered companies will replace the annual return from 30 June 2016.

Payroll fraud costs £12 billion per year

SMEs are collectively losing a total of £144 billion a year through fraud, with £12 billion being lost through payroll.

Business growth held back by administration costs

Are you spending too much time on administration? Business owners seem to think so, resulting in slow growth and additional costs.

Boost in employee numbers for small businesses

According to the government’s Small Business Survey of 15,000 SMEs, 24% of employers had more people working for them in 2015 than in 2014.

Confirmation statement to replace annual return

For companies submitting their annual return and accounts to Companies House, a new confirmation statement is due to replace the annual return from June 2016.

The enterprise bill becomes law

The enterprise bill received royal assent on 4 May 2016, becoming the enterprise act. The act aims to deliver a range of measures to help support businesses.

Call for businesses to bear more responsibility for online scams

Have you been targeted by scammers? Businesses are being urged to take greater responsibility in protecting customers from online fraud and scams.

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