Flexi Working – The Times They Are a Changin’

For centuries, workers have followed an ingrained regime, consisting of long hours and sporadic days off. However, the times they are a changin’. As new job roles come into play and more digital-focused positions take over, employees are being welcomed into a flexi-working utopia, whereby they choose their hours and work space, of which for…

Fintech and the Growing Self-Employed Pension Crisis

There’s nothing quite like hitting the ground running and entering a brand-new calendar year with a bang. So today we’re swapping Pringles and party hats for the Self-Employed Pension Crisis. According to a paper recently released by the Department for Work & Pensions, the number of UK workers taking the leap of faith into self-employment…

Will New Late Payment Measures Go Far Enough?

Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst and Business Secretary Greg Clark have both announced new measures to end the problem of late payments to small businesses by large companies who abuse their position. But what exactly are these measures—and how effective will they be? Late payments: a perpetual problem Survey after survey reveals that late payment…

PayPal Gears Up for Battle with Funds Now Service

At the end of January, eBay announced plans to team up with payment processor platform Ayden and move away from its exclusive deal with PayPal. The online marketplace said it wanted to act as the intermediary for payments and give customers the experience of completing their purchases within the platform rather than leaving the site…

Britain is open for Business

Britain is Open for Business – Budget 2018

Brief run down Phillip Hammond delivered his third budget speech as chancellor this week, where he vowed to “end austerity” and provide for “the strivers, the grafters and the carers who are the backbone of our community”. Claiming to “save public services” Hammond confirmed that an extra ÂŁ20.5bn will be put into the NHS –…