Pushing The Boundaries Of Employment

The gig economy depends on the “workers” being non-employees. We had a dreadful blow to this recently see below. Despite the partnership’s pool of drivers being one that had no evidence of mutuality (that is, one side has the duty to offer work and...

Latest HMRC telephone scams

Scam 1. HMRC has become aware of a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, that starts: “This is Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know that we are filing a law suit against you.” The...

Do It Yourself

Businesses should think carefully about continuing to heap work on their customers IN 1916 Clarence Saunders changed the face of retailing when he opened his first Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Memphis, Tennessee. Hitherto, shops had kept all their goods behind the...

My Business Needs Business Advice: How Can I Get It?

We cannot all be experts at everything and running a business requires more than one expertise. These are handily summarised as Client Expertise and Business Expertise. Most business owners are pretty good on their Client Expertise; they deliver good service to their...

Feeling In Control; Being In Control

When your business dream becomes a nightmare; it is time to change that decisively. Are you finding yourself lost in a sea of detail? Finding management of your team difficult? Never seeming to catch up? Is your cash flow mostly outwards? It is time to revisit your...