Taking on your first employee can be really exciting but if you haven’t had to think about issues like employment law or company inductions before, it can also be a little daunting! If you’re not quite sure where to start, these top five tips from Georgina Read, co-founder and director of citrusHR, an HR support service for small businesses in the UK, should come in handy!

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This BBC article covers Telecoms provider TalkTalk is investigating a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on its website in which some of its customer data may have been accessed.

The article provides advice on phishing calls and emails, monitoring your bank account and using safe passwords.

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Entertaining people can be a very enjoyable part of being in business – as sharing time, food and drink away from the office can help to build and cement working relationships. But when can you claim tax relief on the cost of entertaining someone, and what about VAT?

Are you self-employed and have to regularly travel for your business? And does this travelling ever involve an overnight stay away from your home?

If the answer is yes, then there’s good news – you may be able to claim some of these costs back. Here’s a few tips for working out which travel and accommodation costs you can include in your business’s accounts.

The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes, working with trustees, employers, pension specialists and business advisers, giving guidance on what is expected of them.

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