Leaving the EU Single Market means that there will be changes in how cross border trade in services will be conducted.
Current Northern Ireland Covid-19 Restrictions to be updated by the Northern Ireland Executive on Tuesday 5th January 2021
New lockdown measures are being introduced in Northern Ireland in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Northern Ireland Executive will meet on Turesday 5th January 2021 to approve these new restrictions in addition to those already in place.
Modest economic recovery set to be tested by new restrictions and Brexit
Northern Ireland's private sector returned to growth in the third quarter following the easing of lockdown measures in June. But new economic analysis suggests the pace of the recovery remains weak and will soon be tested......
Performance Appraisals and COVID-19: Getting Real Results From Performance Reviews –
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced huge changes on the way many of us work. Regular time in the office feels like a thing of the past, and virtual meetings are the new reality.
Managing the new era of flexible working
Despite multiple predictions that COVID-19 would put an end to offices, it’s now clear the future of business won’t be fully digitised. Instead, physical and remote workspaces will coexist in a new era of flexible work.
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency Labour Force Update – August 11th 2020
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency released The Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates on August 11th. They indicated the following key points:
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Phase 2 Opening Details & Dates
Businesses have been asking the SME Support Forum about the self-employment grant that you will be getting in August, so we wanted to update you on Phase 2 of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.
How to support your employees through times of change
How to support your employees through times of change. How can we lead people through these uncertain times? Wendy McCulla explores how managers can use the four stages of change to better understand and support their teams.
SME Support Forum Redundancy Survey Launched
We invite you to take part in the SME Support Forum Redundancy Survey to help us get a better understanding of the current landscape regarding potential redundancies in Northern Ireland.
PRE REDUNDANCY PLANNING – An outline of measures is provided by Andrea McCann, Partner, McKees
What if you do not need or cannot afford all of your existing workforce, how can you save costs? Andrea McCann, Partner, McKees Options for the employer to consider include the following: natural wastagerecruitment freezesstopping or reducing overtimeoffering early retirement to volunteersvoluntary redundancyretraining or redeploymentsabbaticals and secondmentspay freezes It is likely that the main options …
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