Companies House Reform will Increase “Red Tape” for SMEs

The UK government’s newly unveiled shake-up of corporate transparency legislation and Companies House will disproportionately hinder the already struggling small business population, according to Sanjay Parmar, partner at Grunberg & Co. “The government’s whitepaper in connection with reforming Companies House will increase the amount of red tape for small businesses who, under the current economic […]

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National Insurance Rise Starts to Hit Pay Packets

The burden of tax falling on workers and employers has increased as a hotly-debated rise in National Insurance payments takes effect. Employees, businesses and the self-employed will pay an extra 1.25p in the pound. The government says it will spend it on health and social care. Opposition MPs said it exacerbated cost of living pressures, […]

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UK Gender Pay Gap: Women Paid 90p for £1 Earned by Men

Women in the UK were paid just 90p for every £1 earned by a man, according to the latest figures released through the government’s gender pay gap reporting mechanism. Among those high-profile companies reporting particularly large gender gaps was easyJet. According to data filed by the company’s larger arm, Easyjet Airline Company, women’s median wage […]

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