Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Going Cashless

Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Going Cashless

Is your business considering going cashless? According to research by UK Finance, payments by cash are predicted to make up less than a quarter of all transactions in the next seven years. That’s a pretty big drop from 2006, when cash payments accounted for 62% of transactions. The reports shows that this figure dropped to…

The Inclusive Key to Profitability with Pandle

The Inclusive Key to Profitability

Many of us in business are familiar with the concept that diversity in our staff is beneficial. What we don’t necessarily realise is that diversity, in itself, is meaningless without inclusivity. It is inclusivity which enables us to benefit from diversity….

Brexit Not all Bad News for Freelancers

Brexit: Not all Bad News for Freelancers?

Since the Referendum, several surveys and indexes have found that freelancers have significant concerns about how Brexit will affect their earnings and ability to find work. Yet a new report by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and freelance marketplace People Per Hour reveals that the freelance sector enjoyed an earnings boost…

Exposure of “Late Payment Hall of Shame”

Exposure of “Late Payment Hall of Shame”

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published their correspondence with a series of major companies, highlighting issues such as long payment terms and late payments and prompting FSB national chairman Mike Cherry to call it “a late payment hall of shame.”…

FSB Welcomes Call for Pension Pots to Be Invested in Small Business

The FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has welcomed the launch of a Government consultation that should see pension schemes encouraged to invest more widely, including investing in start-ups.   Greener and more diverse investment The consultation sets out proposals to encourage defined contribution pension schemes to consider investing more widely, in areas such as start-up…