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What do Future Leaders Look Like?

True leadership skills must be learned and practiced before they become second nature. So what do future leaders look like and how can you help them to develop their skills?

Some members of your team will be high performers but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be natural leaders. An individual's past performance is a measure of their ability and expertise, but you need to look beyond performance to understand an employee's appetite to grow, to develop others, to articulate a vision and communicate a strategy.

Creating a Learning Culture in Your Business

Creating a learning culture in your business involves a lot more than finding the right mix of training courses and seminars.

It’s about creating a mindset among your team. Leading businesses such as Apple, Google, SAP, American Express have embraced learning cultures and tend to outperform their competitors in their respective market sectors. So how do you create a learning culture in your firm?

7 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Contract of Employment

1.    Do I need to provide them?

Yes! A written statement of particulars of employment must be provided within two months of the employee starting employment, however as soon as possible is best practice. This contains the terms that legally you must agree with the employee. Employers can then choose to include other terms and conditions or polices to form the Contract of Employment.

2.    What do you need to include?

5 Networking Tips for Introverts

Business networking seems easy and tends to come naturally to extroverts. But what if you are an introvert? What do you do if attending a networking event is your worst nightmare? The good news is you can still master the art of networking.

Second Finance Bill this Autumn

It has also been announced that the second Finance Bill will legislate for all policies that were included in the pre-election Finance Bill but had to be dropped in order to rush through the Finance Act 2017 before the snap general election in June.

Making Tax Digital for Business Delayed

The Government has responded to pressure from accountants and other interested parties and announced the delay of Making Tax Digital for Business to 2020 at the earliest.

Thinking of Winding Up your Business?

Up until 6 April last year, the distribution of cash to shareholders on the winding up of a trading company by a liquidator, was usually taxed as a capital gain, potentially taxed at just 10% with the benefit of entrepreneurs’ relief.

New Government Childcare Schemes

Working parents can start applying for two new Government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.

Working in the "Gig" Economy

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has recently published a report calling on the Government to close the loopholes that allow “bogus” self-employment practices, which burden the welfare state but reduce the tax contributions needed to sustain it.

HMRC 1, Glasgow Rangers 0

A scheme using Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) as a means of remunerating directors and staff has been defeated by HMRC in a recent Supreme Court case.