UK SMEs ‘Unmindful of Risks Posed by Cyber-Attacks’, Poll Suggests

A poll commissioned by insurance firm Aon recently suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are 'unmindful of the risks' that cyber-attacks and data breaches pose to their business. The poll found that eight out of ten small firms don't regard cyber-attacks or data breaches to be significant risks to their business. A survey … Continue reading UK SMEs ‘Unmindful of Risks Posed by Cyber-Attacks’, Poll Suggests

Government Urged to Take ‘Tough Action’ on Late Payments

A report published by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee recently highlighted how 'bad payment practices' have led to the 'failure' of many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The government's Prompt Payment Code, which was created to address poor payment practices, has 'too often' been 'ineffective', according to the Committee. A 'statutory requirement' … Continue reading Government Urged to Take ‘Tough Action’ on Late Payments

Mental Health Becoming ‘Less Taboo’ in UK Workplaces

A survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in conjunction with insurer Aviva has suggested that discussing mental health in the workplace is becoming ‘less taboo’ for both employers and employees. Almost 30% of firms have experienced an increase in the number of employees taking time off work due to mental health issues. … Continue reading Mental Health Becoming ‘Less Taboo’ in UK Workplaces

ACT Now to Help Prevent Terror Attacks

Over 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to an innovative training scheme, aiming to help prevent terror attacks. Called ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness E-Learning, the scheme was developed in partnership between Counter Terrorism Policing and Marks & Spencer. It covers how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do … Continue reading ACT Now to Help Prevent Terror Attacks

Combating Cybercrime and Online Fraud: Are Your Finances Protected?

With instances of online fraud totalling 4.7 million in the year to September 2017, it is vital that you safeguard your business and personal finances. From phishing to identity fraud, we examine some of the most common types of cybercrime, and consider ways in which you can minimise the risk. Types of cybercrime and online … Continue reading Combating Cybercrime and Online Fraud: Are Your Finances Protected?

WE’RE HIRING | Accounts Senior

We are seeking an Accounts Senior to join our growing team at our offices in Cwmbran. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to continue their career in accountancy, as the business has an excellent reputation for training and development of all their staff, in a friendly and warm environment. Working within a "hands … Continue reading WE’RE HIRING | Accounts Senior

Spotlight on Mental Health in the Workplace

Recent research has suggested that 48% of UK workers have suffered from poor mental health, while the potential annual cost to employers could be as much as £1,400 per employee. Here we offer some key strategies to help ensure positive mental health in the workplace. Spotting the signs Possible indicators of mental health issues might … Continue reading Spotlight on Mental Health in the Workplace

Funding Your Business’ Needs

If your business is performing well and making a healthy profit, you may be looking at funding options to grow and develop your business. It’s also important to ensure that you are making the most of the available tax reliefs and incentives. Here we consider some key financial pointers that could help you to take … Continue reading Funding Your Business’ Needs

Business Urges Government to Reform Apprenticeship Levy

In response to the publication of official apprenticeship statistics, business groups have urged the government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy. The organisations, including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called on the government to reform the initiative before it costs UK firms … Continue reading Business Urges Government to Reform Apprenticeship Levy

Business Group Warns UK Small Firms ‘Unprepared for Business Interruption’

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that the majority of UK small firms are ‘unprepared’ for the risk of disruption to the business posed by both internal and external threats. Data published by the FSB revealed that 65% of small businesses do not currently have any plans in place to deal with an … Continue reading Business Group Warns UK Small Firms ‘Unprepared for Business Interruption’