Weekly rapid testing of COVID-19 for employees could enable UK businesses get back to work safely

May 6th, 2020|Kwanji|

It has been suggested that the lack of testing for COVID-19 to date in the UK has proved costly. For example, had more tests been available for care home staff and residents, many lives could have been saved. The World Health Organisation's mantra has been "test, test, test" throughout this crisis. South Korea has managed [...]

Europe needs to prepare now to get back to work – safely

April 20th, 2020|Kwanji|

As the coronavirus crisis has deepened, European governments have established virus-control commands and economy-protection commands, but few—if any—have a similar structure in place for exit command. The same is true for business. Most have established war rooms with teams assigned to cope with issues related to the supply chain, workforce management, and finances. But there has [...]

Ethical AI is the big new thing in tech

April 7th, 2020|Kwanji|

The transformative potential of algorithms means that developers are now expected to think about the ethics of technology -- and that wasn't part of the job description. The tech industry is entering a new age, one in which innovation has to be done responsibly. "It's very novel," says Michael Kearns, a professor at the University [...]

Global surveys of consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

March 30th, 2020|Kwanji|

As governments and organizations continue to work toward containing COVID-19 and stem the growing humanitarian toll it is exacting, the economic effects are also beginning to be felt. McKinsey & Company are tracking consumer sentiment to gauge how people’s expectations, incomes, spending, and behaviors change throughout the crisis across multiple countries over time. VIEW THEIR [...]

How can small businesses protect themselves from Covid 19?

March 26th, 2020|Kwanji|

Henning von Spreckelsen, outlines some tips for SMEs in the current challenging times. There is nothing certain about 2020 except that it will be used in future business school lectures to demonstrate just how uncertain the market can be, and how important it is for businesses to be prepared. If you run your own business [...]

Budget 2020: What Does Sunak’s Announcement Mean For SMES?

March 13th, 2020|Kwanji|

Rishi Sunak’s first Budget yesterday brought many changes that will affect small businesses across the UK. Part of the three-point plan to tackle the impact of coronavirus focussed on new support for affected SMEs, which includes the promise of a full refund for up to 14 day’s worth of sick pay per employee; the creation [...]

Budget 2020 Key Points – Hamlyns LLP Chartered Accountants

March 13th, 2020|Kwanji|

Response to Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay For businesses with less than 250 employees, the government will fund SSP for two weeks. Statutory sick pay will be available to anyone advised to self-isolate from the first day rather than third. Business Loans Small and medium sized businesses impacted by the Coronavirus will have access to loans [...]

Unlocking The Growth Potential Of UK Small Businesses

February 26th, 2020|Kwanji|

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB)UK is a comprehensive programme of business development and leadership support for small businesses with high growth potential, designed to help them achieve that potential. The programme helps build small business leaders’ knowledge and confidence in core business management areas, and enables them to apply this knowledge directly and [...]

London Fintech Podcast by Mike Baliamn

January 13th, 2020|Kwanji|

"In this show we review a decade in Fintech. Although the earliest Fintechs were formed around 2004/5 (WorldFirst, Zopa) many big names formed around 2010 (Funding Circle, Ratesetter, MarketInvoice). The LFP formed started covering the scene in mid-2014, the year of the first London Fintech week and the year that the Fintech word first hit [...]

Small Businesses and The Budget

January 10th, 2020|Kwanji|

Chancellor Sajid Javid yesterday announced that this year’s Budget, which had been postponed ahead of the December election, will now be held on 11 March, in which the Chancellor will outline his and the Government’s plans for fiscal policy in the next year. While many will be looking to the Budget’s announcements on personal tax [...]