Government Recognise Self Employed Workers in New Grant

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Last night Rishi Sunak told the self-employed: “You have not been forgotten.” A week after wage subsidies of 80% for furloughed salaried employees were announced, the 5 million self-employed workers of the country were left wondering if they’d be getting the same treatment. So Who Applies for the New Grant? Mr Sunak revealed the following …

Construction Sites Still Open! For Now

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I’m sure at 8:30pm last night we were all tuned into the announcement made by Boris Johnson, announcing the new measures giving only four reasons to be able to leave your home. One of these reasons was so you can travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”. However, the line between absolutely necessary and …

Covid-19: Business as Usual at Arras People

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Like most other organisations Arras People are adapting to the new world brought about by the reaction to coronavirus. Naturally the health of our fellow citizens is at the top of the list of concerns at this moment in time and nearer to home we are dealing with self-isolations for a variety of reasons, whilst …

Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

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There is no doubt about it, it’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks for the UK and globally with the outbreak and reaction to COVID-19. As project people, we’re hard-wired to try and bring order from chaos but even this is something that we’re struggling to manage – there’s just so much uncertainty. In this …

Off-Payroll Working Legislation (IR35) Update

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Well, well, well, surprise email of the year arrived at 21:04 pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020 from Mr Williams at HMRC. Tonight the Government announced that the reform to the off-payroll working rules that would have applied for people contracting their services to large or medium-sized organisations outside the public sector will be delayed …

Budget 2020: What Does it Mean for the PM Domain?

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I’m sure like me, many of you were keeping an eye out for Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget presented last week, keen to learn what implications it would have for the PM domain going forward as well as coronavirus. Here are some of the main headlines: IR35 goes ahead as planned Despite the protests, letters …

Project Management Q&A: How to Step Up from a Support Role

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I’m looking to move from my role as a Business Analyst into a Project Manager role, do you have any advice on how to go about doing this? You’re almost there with your experience of working at the front end of projects and no doubt you’re already skilled working with customers; understanding the requirements; au …