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...
Making Tax Digital for VAT – A Final Reminder

Making Tax Digital for VAT – A Final Reminder

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a key part of HMRC’S ambition to be one of the most digitally-advanced tax administrations in the world. It aims to modernise the tax system making it more effective, efficient and easier for customers to comply. From 1 April 2019, VAT is...

The Future of Work

An opinion piece by Donal Laverty, Consulting Partner. This article first appeared in the Irish News on 12 March 2019.   Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to delegates at CO3’s Leadership Conference about ‘The future of work’ – one of continuous...