Regus – Will Businesses Adopt Remote Working Permanently?

COVID-19 forced many companies to quickly adopt flexible working practices. After the crisis, will some make remote work arrangements permanent? Remote working isn’t possible for our business. If that was your opinion, pre-COVID-19, you’ll have realised over the last few months that the truth is quite different. The pandemic, and ensuing global lockdown, meant that […]

Standard Chartered Bank – Investors flood to sustainability in wake of coronavirus

Sustainable investment has seen a boom, with investors looking long term in difficult economic times. Standard Chartered has reported that money market deposits focused on helping finance sustainable development initiatives saw record inflows in March as coronavirus failed to push investors away from their sustainability goals. “We’ve seen a remarkable upturn in the amount of […]

UK GOV – Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors

You do not have to self-isolate on arrival in England if these are the only places you have been to or stopped in during the previous 14 days. Coronavirus regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you return to the UK from a country outside the common travel area. The government is satisfied that it is now […]

BCCT’s Financial Weekly with 10x Wealth Management (Scott Kingsley)

Think you already know how to use and calculate compound interest? Check out this exercise created by Next Gen Personal Finance and see how you do. There are also many other free personal finance lessons available in the activities section of their website. WHAT IS COMPOUND INTEREST? Simply put, it’s interest on interest. In the first compounding period, that […]

BCCT’s Financial Weekly with 10x Wealth Management (Scott Kingsley)

Rash decisions risk hurting unadvised retirees during pandemic By Robbie Lawther, 8 Jun 20 The coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for governments to negotiate, trying to get the right balance between kick-starting the economy and keeping people safe. These big decisions are not just being made by politicians and medical professionals, everyday people are also […]

Female workers will be harder hit by coronavirus disruption, report warns

Analysis by Close the Gap found pre-existing inequalities mean women – particularly those in lower-paid roles – will be harder hit than men Disruption to the labour market caused by the coronavirus pandemic will have a disproportionate impact on women, according to a new report. Analysis by Close the Gap, a Scottish advocacy group for […]

BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Firms ready to embrace ‘new normal’ but government support must adapt

Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work – Over 70 per cent of respondents have furloughed a portion of their staff – Nearly three quarters of these firms have submitted a claim to the […]

BCCJ – Responses to COVID-19: Japan, Taiwan and Korea

Written by Sterling Content British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) members learned of responses to COVID-19 in northeast Asia on April 27 via another multi-nation webinar. Representatives of the Japan, Taipei and Korea chambers of commerce shared details of government activity and business sentiment in their respective countries in the interactive session. Taiwan With […]

BCC- Support available from UK government

The 2020 Budget announced a plan to provide support for businesses affected by Coronavirus. These measures were supplemented with further UK government responses. For further information and clarification, view the Coronavirus FAQ’s here. HMRC is delivering a programme of webinars on the measures to support employers and self-employed individuals through this period of disruption caused by […]