Proposed Changes to HMRC’s Preferential Status

Proposed Changes to HMRC’s Preferential Status

When a company is faced with insolvency, it isn’t just the size of the slice that’s important to creditors; it’s who gets their slice first. Darren Bowman, Restructuring and Insolvency Director considers what the proposed changes to HMRC’s preferential status mean in...
IVAs in Northern Ireland on the Increase

IVAs in Northern Ireland on the Increase

The Department for the Economy has released new figures that show the amount of Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) in Northern Ireland – in Q2 of 2019 – have risen to 488, compared to 299 in Q1 – an increase of 63%. Compared to Q2 of 2018, the number...
Northern Ireland Childcare Survey

Northern Ireland Childcare Survey

Social enterprise and registered charity, Employers for Childcare, has recently published its tenth Northern Ireland Childcare Survey. It has revealed that the cost of a week’s holiday childcare for school aged children has risen by 56% over the last ten years. The...
The Five Generation Workforce

The Five Generation Workforce

In recent years we’ve witnessed the emergence of four (and soon five) generations in the workforce. Differences and diversity can help build a highly productive environment, but the management of these differences is key to any workplace success. While this new norm...
Co. Down Retailer Announces Major 2019 Expansion Plans

Co. Down Retailer Announces Major 2019 Expansion Plans

Spar Kircubbin, owned by third-generation retailer Stephen Kelly, has announced major 2019 expansion plans, including a brand-new café incorporating the well established Golden Diner, featuring stunning views over Strangford Lough. Stephen and Gillian Kelly with Store...