Real Living Wage increases as cost of living rises

AVASK Marketing Budget, Business News

Over 300,000 people working for almost 9,000 Real Living Wage employers throughout the UK are set for a pay boost as the Living Wage rates. From 15 November the Real Living Wage increased to £9.90 across the UK and £11.05 in London. This is higher than the compulsory National Living Wage (NLW), which …

environmental-taxes

Only a third of businesses taking action to cut emissions

AVASK Marketing Business News

Only one third of businesses plan on cutting their greenhouse gas emissions over the next year despite the UK’s recent net-zero efforts, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). According to the ONS’s report, 11% of businesses are not taking action to reduce their emissions, with 13% stating that …

Growth Advisory Series: Financial reviews and analysis

AVASK Marketing Business News

It is easier than ever to build an unsustainable business. 2019 saw the largest class of unprofitable IPOs since the DotCom era. This is one of the reasons so many entrepreneurs fail: not investing in a solid financial strategy and not conducting rigorous financial reviews from the outset. But even …

News and information about homes and working from home

Treasury received five million malicious emails over past three years, research finds

AVASK Marketing Business News

Research carried out by think tank Parliament Street has revealed that HM Treasury received almost five million malicious emails over the past three years. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by Parliament Street found that 4,870,389 malware, phishing and spam emails were blocked by the Treasury over the three …

News and information from AVASK about Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

Chancellor delivers Budget to lay foundation for a strong economy

AVASK Marketing Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a Budget to ensure the UK economy bounces back following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Chancellor announced that total departmental spending will grow by £150 billion per year in cash terms by 2024/25, marking the largest real term increase in overall departmental spending for any Parliament …

HMRC’s additional Amazon VAT registration requests and how to navigate them

AVASK Marketing Amazon

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped e-commerce landscapes in dramatic but often positive ways. In the UK, retail e-commerce saw a massive boost, particularly in categories like food and household goods. In 2020 alone, the market saw 46.5% year-over-year growth, and that trend has only continued. By 2025, experts expect e-commerce to …

Three in ten firms to employ fewer people as result of NIC increase, IoD finds

AVASK Marketing Business News

A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that three in ten businesses plan on employing fewer people as a result of the increase in national insurance contributions (NICs). Last month Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to supply an additional £12 billion per year for …