At present, employers pay an employee who has been signed of sick £86.70 per week. Once the SSP exceeds 13% of the total National Insurance bill for the period, employers can reclaim it under current guidelines known as the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS).

Designed as a disaster relief scheme for small employers, PTS helped those who could not afford to bear the cost when too many workers were off sick.

The Government programme helps small businesses get expert advice on -

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If you’re in the process of setting up a new business or within your first two years of trading, then there’s a good chance you need some financial support to realise your goals. Our sister organisation, Outset Finance is a national Start Up Loans provider and may be able to help.

Thank you very much for your feedback from the survey. We are overwhelmed by your responses! Just to give you a flavour of what you have been telling us please read below.. 

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The upcoming allowance, which is available from 6 April 2014, is worth up to £2k off the employer's NIC contribution bill for over 1.25 million businesses across the country. An estimated 450,000 businesses will cease to pay NICs altogether as 90 percent of the benefit will to SMEs employing less than 50 people.

We have a fantastic opportunity arise for you to take part in an up and coming business programme!

This February-March 2014, the University of East London’s Centre of Excellence for Women’s Entrepreneurship will be running an exclusive leadership programme for women business owners who are growing their businesses internationally.

The Business Exchange is a website that allows SMEs to see opportunities to work with the biggest names in UK PLC. The platform, built in association with small business network, Enterprise Nation, has already earned support from top firms like Balfour Beatty, BT, Facebook, and Sainsbury’s. 

The government has announced that it will help small firms reduce energy bills to cut costs. More than 3,000 rules will be dropped or amended, saving more than £850m a year, Cameron will tell the FSB.

The FSB has said that supporting the small business sector should not be a "nice-to-have" afterthought. David Cameron has told the BBC, that under his watch, the UK would have "less regulation in place than when we started".

The First Women Awards in association with Lloyds Banking Group, supported by CBI and hosted by Real Business, celebrates the pioneering achievements of women and provides a platform for showcasing the depth and range of talented women within the UK.

Read this article — The First Women Awards 2014!

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day for all couples...but what happens if you're not in a relationship?

If you are alone for whatever reason; you choose to be, you have been bereaved, separated, divorced, you will love this fun and informative seminar. Or maybe you are fed up with seeing and hearing all about the hearts and flowers stuff and think you will miss out.

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