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Government scraps tax cuts planned for self-employed

A planned tax cut for 2.7m self-employed workers has been scrapped by the UK government. It was originally due to scrap Class 2 National Insurance contributions in April but the move had been delayed by a year and has now been shelved. It cited concerns that low-earning self-employed people would pay more to access the […]


Most workplace relationships never go further than that

A new study by Olivet Nazarene University examined the dynamics of workplace relationships and found that most never leave the confines of the office. The University surveyed 3,000 Americans who are employed full-time across 21 different industries. What they discovered was a fascinating portrait of the social bonds that make up the modern American workplace. […]


Revealed: The top 15 cities worldwide that are the best for remote working

The rise of modern technology has allowed many jobs to become more flexible, which means that remote working has grown in popularity across the globe. Powwownow has conducted research to reveal the best 15 cities around the world for remote working. Inspired by the top 15 cities listed in InterNation’s Expat City Ranking Report, Powwownow […]

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PA Consulting creates 400 new jobs in Northern Ireland

One of the world’s leading consultancy firms is to create 400 jobs in Belfast. PA Consulting is opening a digital development centre in the city which will be developed over the next five years. It recruits specialists in software engineering, data analytics and security. The project is being supported with almost £4m of government grants. […]

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10 office hacks you need to improve back to work productivity

As the summer weather turns to autumn and we all flock back from our sun-soaked vacations, it usually proves difficult to get back into the swing of things, as you find yourself sitting back at your desk and wondering just what it was you did on a daily basis 2 weeks ago. Much like the […]

Small business

Workers at small businesses are least likely to experience stress

Despite margins often being tighter and tensions or losses often being felt more keenly in smaller businesses, new research shows that the level of occupational stress workers feel directly correlates to the size of the company they are in. Micro businesses employing a maximum of four members of staff were less likely than those in businesses of any […]