The challenge of plenty: Tackling labour shortages in the EU

The challenge of plenty: Tackling labour shortages in the EU

Unemployment in the EU is continuing to fall, with the rate approaching its 2008 low point. This is good news: the Europe 2020 target of 75% employment in the working age population is now in sight for many Member States. However, as unemployment reaches new lows, the...
Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back. Employees could be missing out on their full tax relief entitlement for...
Platform work – Breaking barriers or breaking bad?

Platform work – Breaking barriers or breaking bad?

If you’ve ever ordered a taxi through an app, taken a pizza delivery from a guy on a bike or searched a website for a plumber to unblock your drain, you’ve probably witnessed platform work first hand. The ability to order a service online is quickly becoming a...
Stirling man proves there can be life after stroke

Stirling man proves there can be life after stroke

James couldn’t talk or walk at the time the stroke happened. His son, a trained first aider, immediately recognised he was having a stroke and dialled 999. James got to hospital quickly, received treatment fast and was transferred to a stroke unit. Given James had had...