The EOC sees accountants as ‘key’ to raising awareness of the legislation to SMEs. Its recent survey showed small businesses are unsure about employment legislation and regard accountants as their most important source of advice and information.
But firms may face a challenge to implement the rules themselves.
Patricia Hewitt recently condemned the accountancy industry for its ‘culture of presenteeism’, which she argued feeds the myth that ‘working long hours is essential to career progression’.
Mid-tier firm Baker Tilly has run flexible work pilots in Guilford and Manchester, allowing employees to shift forward or backwards their 8-hour working days. Deborah Rennie, human resource director at Baker Tilly, said the scheme had been ‘well received’ by its staff.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements