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Many small businesses are continuing to ask customers to wear masks, use sanitiser and respect social distancing even after COVID restrictions have been lifted.

HMRC has reminded employers that they are legally obliged to pay students and other summer workers at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

The CBI has devised a six-point plan for businesses to reopen successfully and learn to live with the COVID virus.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has welcomed news that full reopening of the UK economy will go ahead on 19 July, but fears lack of clear guidance will leave businesses uncertain of how to protect their employees and customers.  

A new study into employee share schemes has found that they significantly boost company growth, make recruitment easier and improve employee retention.

The government will remove the vast majority of COVID restrictions from 19 July - although it is urging people and businesses to remain cautious - but not everyone thinks a mass return to the workplace is a good idea.

An estimated 26,000 ecommerce sellers in the UK face additional red tape costs from July as the EU introduces new VAT rules on sales from outside the bloc.

The government is urging employees that have had to work from home during the pandemic to claim tax relief via the HMRC online portal.

Cash-only small firms risk losing customers if they don't offer alternative payment options, a new study finds.

The proportion of freelancers reporting mental health problems has risen by over 200% during the pandemic, leaving one in five struggling with issues like anxiety and depression.