France drew attention at the start of the year with its right to disconnect law, which, by its title, suggests all employees have the legal right to switch off from their jobs when they leave work for the day, or are on holiday.
Whilst many are familiar with the impact sickness absence has on businesses, especially smaller organisations, little information is provided about the effect of presenteeism.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford has called for Britain to not overreact in response to the 2017 general election results, instead suggesting “not a lot has changed” economically.
As Paul Goodman, chairman of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers, told Real Business: “A hung Parliament was the last thing the UK needed, but that’s exactly what it got” – and it’s caused uncertainty around tax policies.
It’s happened again, Britain has a hung parliament. Small business expert Carl Reader explains what the result of this general election might be for SMEs.
Since the EU referendum result in June 2016 and the election ending in a hung parliament, employers have set their sights on preparing for Brexit – and many are concerned.
As a British general election throws up a hung parliament situation for the second time in three votes, SME leaders feel their business issues will now slip down the pecking order.