Supply chain management – business interruption risk

You may need to use water but you can prevent holes in your pipes and leaks in the system by managing your plumbing system. The same is true of supply chain management. When was the last time you reviewed your supply chain and the various tiers which support your operation? Man-made disaster, natural disaster, international terrorism and socio-political disturbance can all interfere with your business and its ability to make a profit.

Autumn Statement 2016: real estate and construction realities

Having allocated £7.2bn to support the construction of new homes, including spending by housing associations, it was a clear message in an Autumn Statement that overall lacked detail. Housing is the Government’s priority moving forwards, receiving more funds than any other key national infrastructure, but what else did Chancellor Philip Hammond announce to support the industry?

More fundraising changes afoot

In July 2016 the Fundraising Standards Board was replaced by the Fundraising Regulator following a government-commissioned report into the self-regulation of charity fundraising by Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Autumn Statement reasserts public spending efficiency targets to 2020

Despite a tumultuous few months since George Osborne’s eighth and final Budget back in March, the Autumn Statement, delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, bought about few surprises. Perhaps the biggest twist of all was the announcement that the Autumn Statement shall actually be abolished altogether, giving way to an annual Spring Statement which will put an end to biannual policy changes. 

HMRC employer compliance reviews

HMRC conduct employer compliance reviews to ensure that all employers and contractors are correctly meeting their Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), National Insurance (NI) and tax requirements in relation to their business’ employees. An employer found to be in breach of the legal obligations in these areas can face serious consequences.

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