‘Long COVID’ also known as ‘post-COVID-19 Syndrome’ is when the COVID-19 symptoms last weeks or months after the infection has gone. Being able to spot the signs and symptoms of Long Covid amongst employees will be vital over the coming months for UK companies. Psychotherapist Noel McDermott offers the following advice to employers on how to detect whether a member of staff could be suffering from Long Covid, signs to look out for and how to fully support them.[continue reading…]
Socialising with colleagues feels good, but it also has benefits for the business. Working face-to-face with colleagues can both help maintain a good working culture and boost collaboration. But a year of working from and/or furlough has seen many workers coping with social isolation.[continue reading…]
The more links your website gets from reputable sources, the higher it ranks on search engines like Google. Backlinks, inner links, external links, and link building all pertain to the process of having third-party websites link back to your site. In this article, we’ll show you how to earn these backlinks without the need to spend money like you would on PPC marketing.[continue reading…]
When starting a small business, one of the first things to be decided is the legal structure used for the business. It can either be a sole trader or limited company or a partnership. Setting up as a sole trader is the most popular legal structure in the UK, with approximately 3.5 million sole proprietorships in 2020. Sole traders accounted for 59% of small businesses in the UK. There were also 2 million limited companies, making it the second most popular legal structure.
If you have started a business or are thinking about starting one, then you will need to decide on a business structure. You can choose to create a limited company, work as a sole trader or a partnership. Each business structure varies, especially when it comes to accounts and the bookkeeping. Sole trader owners are classed as self-employed, therefore they have their own set of tax rules and regulations to adhere to.
The sole trader business structure is the most popular in the UK. In 2020 there were approximately 3.5 million sole traders, accounting for 60% of small businesses. The sole trader structure has been popular due to its many advantages and the ease of setting up. Sole trader business owners are known as self-employed and most freelancers opt for this structure of the business. There are both advantages and disadvantages of the sole trader business structure that need to be taken into account before making any business decisions.
For an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel disillusioned after a setback but, here’s why this can actually be a great thing for your business.[continue reading…]
Gareth Southgate has been praised highly for the positive management of the England football team in the Euros 2021 as well as in the 2018 World Cup.
Reader’s question: If I worked for a number of companies, each with their own individual name accounts and account number, would I be issued with a p60 for each one or could each income from each company be all on the one p60?[continue reading…]
The average workplace is now made up of four generations, with millennials and Gen Zs accounting for most of the global workforce. Whilst these two generations are the youngest, with Millennials born from 1981 to 1996 and Gen Z’s born between 1997 and 2012, they don’t necessarily have a great deal in common.[continue reading…]
When you’re not there to oversee things, standards start to slip and the overall health of your business can start to decline. The pandemic has given the vast majority of us experience of working from home. Initially, it takes some getting used to, but we’ve been able to adapt and thrive.[continue reading…]
As a start-up, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed. With so many things to consider, software might be the last thing on your mind. But the right software can make day-to-day processes run more smoothly, helping you to focus on what’s most important. Stay organised and keep your business on track with these software recommendations.[continue reading…]
One of the questions we are most frequently asked at Company Bug is “how many limited companies are there in the UK”, or similar questions relating to the business population as a whole
Salary benchmarking has become one of the most important tools for businesses seeking talent. If you’re struggling to find the best and you’re offering the average wage, it’s tempting to up your offering and see who takes the bait. But what if you don’t have the budget – or the inclination – to inflate the market? Are there more important things to job seekers than money? What are the options open to your business?[continue reading…]
Reader’s question: I am interested in setting up a company and would like to associate it with a particular name. When searching companies house I found that the name I was interested in had been registered in the past but the status was showing as ‘DEAD’. Would you be able to advise what this means and whether I would be able to use this name?[continue reading…]
If you’re thinking of selling your business, it is important to keep tax considerations in mind. One way to do this is with an Employee ownership trust, which enables you to sell your business without tax (tax free).[continue reading…]
You can commence the striking off procedure for a limited company providing certain conditions are met, and the company has not traded for the past three months.
If you work for yourself, there’s a strong chance you’re a sole trader. As a popular method of setting up a small business, sole traders make up almost 60 percent of all self-employed people in the UK.[continue reading…]
You must act fast to avoid your business being harmed by bad air quality. Productivity is one of the most important variables to examine for every company. Your earnings will almost likely rise if you can increase your productivity. As a result, it’s no surprise that business owners all over the world are constantly seeking innovative ways to boost productivity and engage their employees.[continue reading…]