Publications

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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Spring Statement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out measures aimed at combating soaring energy, food and fuel prices, in his Spring Statement. He cut fuel duty by 5p but resisted calls to scrap April’s National Insurance rise of 1.25p in the pound. He warned the UK’s post-pandemic recovery had been blown off course by the war in […]

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ACCA Urges Government to Empower Regional Leaders to Meet Levelling Up Promises

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA ) has called on the government to empower regional leaders through devolved funding projects to grow innovation initiatives. It said this was one of the principle recommendations outlined in the new Higher Education Commission report, ‘Empowering Innovation: The Role of Universities in Boosting Regional Economies’. The report puts […]

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