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Payroll Professional of the year 2020 – Claire Kennedy

Episode 7 of the IAB Podcast we interview Claire Kennedy, winner of the IAB Payroll Professional of the year award. In this episode, we ask Claire:- What’s your story? What does winning the award mean to you and your work? What are the benefits for you? Would you recommend others enter for an award? How can people find out more

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Tutor of the year 2020 – Lynne O’Brien

Episode 6 of the IAB Podcast we interview Lynne O’Brien, winner of the IAB Tutor of the year award. In this episode, we ask Lynne:- • What’s your story? • How did you start as a tutor? • What does winning the IAB tutor of the year award mean to you? • What are the benefits for you? • Would

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Friday Roundup 3rd July 2020

The news from the week ending 3rd July 2020 Janet Jack – CEO Sarah Palmer – COO Simon Jordan – Marketing Kerry Wale – The Payroll & Furlough Queen Below are the notes from the podcast https://www.iab.org.uk/ On this week’s Friday Roundup we have… Janet Reference to the success and ongoing popularity of the coffee mornings, a large number of

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Creating an effective positioning strategy

 Download the PDF to go with this video Transcript from the video Today I’d like to talk about creating an effective positioning strategy. Right now, when we find ourselves in times of great uncertainty, the most important thing to do is to really understand what your business does and what problems it solves. This might sound obvious but, as

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Get ready for the end of the VAT deferral scheme

HMRC has written to agents to remind them that the VAT deferral scheme ends in its current form on 30 June. This means businesses need to set up cancelled direct debits in enough time for HMRC to take payment; submit VAT returns as normal and on time; and pay the VAT in full on payments due after 30 June. In

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Employers ‘prefer arts grads’

Contrary to popular belief arts, humanities and social science graduates are more in demand than science graduates in eight of the UK’s 10 fastest-growing sectors of the economy. A study by the British Academy and London Economics consultancy said businesses including information and communications, finance, transport and property all prefer humanities graduates. In finance almost 70% of graduate employees have

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Twitter hit by data breach

Twitter has emailed its business clients to inform them that their personal information “may have been compromised”. Billing information of some clients was stored in the browser’s cache. Twitter explained it was possible hackers could have accessed this personal information. This includes addresses, phone numbers, and even the last four digits of credit card numbers. Twitter is still investigating how

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SMEs expecting spike in redundancies as lockdown eases

Small businesses in the UK are predicting redundancies will spike in August as lockdown starts to ease, according to a survey by software giant Sage. Its poll of over 5,000 SMEs found that 60% of firms are considering redundancies; while the government’s job retention scheme has been heralded as crucial to supporting small firms through the pandemic, employers will soon

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Over half of UK customers complain of poor online banking services during lockdown

Many customers feel let down by their banks’ lack of online services and support since lockdown, with 58% unable to access the help or online banking facilities they need from home, at a time they need them the most. With high street banks only open for limited hours, the most common complaint since lockdown by a third of customers was

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