Day: September 8, 2020

Quartet partnership help boost productivity for Yorkshire’s manufacturers

Over the past 18 months KN directors, Ben Maughan and Andrew Thomas have been working in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, Management Consultants Fluere and Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to measure productivity and establish what it means to a selection of local manufacturing businesses in the region. Using the data compiled and the combined experience…

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) writes to 3,000 employers over furlough claims

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reportedly writing to 3,000 employers over claims they have made for grants from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The ICAEW Tax Faculty says that HMRC began issuing the letters at the end of August to businesses that are suspected of having claimed more than they were entitled to…

Four in five SMEs are confident over their Coronavirus recovery

Four in five UK small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confident that they will recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, according to research by Starling Bank and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The data indicates that 75 per cent of business owners are feeling more confident than they did in July as lockdown measures ease. While…