Guidance: Countdown bulletin 34 – May 2018

Countdown bulletin 34 has updates on:

  • automation of scheme cessation files
  • new automated solution change of responsible paying authority/buy out
  • not in scheme Contributions Equivalent Premium
  • automation file submissions
  • State Scheme Premium payments

Source: HMRC

The road to resilience: how firms can navigate turbulent times

Top tips from our Business Made Simple panellists on steering a business through a period of uncertainty

“Business resilience is no different to personal resilience,” according to businesswoman Judith Armstrong. “Ultimately it’s about your support network – as an individual, building resilience comes from your friends and family, in a business it comes from your relationships with your customers, your staff, your shareholders.”

With the ongoing uncertainty of how Brexit will affect British businesses and trade, firms are facing potentially turbulent times ahead. Armstrong, chief executive of Millennium Point, a venue for science, technology and learning in Birmingham, was part of a panel discussing how to steer a business through a period of upheaval at the Guardian’s recent Business Made Simple event in the city. The wide-ranging discussion tackled overworked business leaders, difficulties with recruitment and improving staff engagement, as the panellists revealed their strategies for making a business more resilient.

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Source: Guardian