Daily Finance – Large audit firms blacklisted: How small businesses are restoring business confidence

I recently spoke to Daily Finance about why small businesses are essential in overhauling the audit and professional services industry successfully and restoring business confidence. Through our research we found that confidence in small businesses has grown exponentially, and that these same businesses have won previously inaccessible large clients over the last year. Moreover, two…

The Scotsman – Analysis: what is the best way to shape the workplace of the future?

I recently spoke to The Scotsman about how employers need to be responsive to their employees needs for where, when, and how they work to increase overall productivity. In our adaptation to working digitally, workers have shown that we can work remotely which has highlighted the importance of open communication with employees to maintain positive…

London Loves Business – UK’s productivity surged during Covid-19

We were happy to share our research with London Loves Business which reveals that a lack of flexibility from businesses has resulted in negative impacts on productivity, mental health and working cultures. It is great to see that productivity per worker during the pandemic increased by 0.4%, however, now that offices are opening again, it…

Local TV – WORKING FROM HOME: The uncertain future of office life

It’s great to see our research on where employees prefer to work featured across the Local TV network as we believe it is important to be flexible when returning back to working in the office. At Theta Global Advisors, we found that 57% of workers want to choose where to work to be the most…

Best Startup – SMEs leave room for optimism for the UK’s economic recovery

It was great to feature in an article for Best Startup that talks about the unprecedented success of small businesses during the pandemic. With SMEs accounting for three fifths of employment in the UK, their success is having ripple effects, employing more staff and giving our economy a much-needed boost. In our concerns for what…

Consultancy UK – PwC’s flexible working strategy ‘a step in the right direction’

Last week, PwC announced its official plans for their 22,000 staff in the UK to work from home between 40% and 60% of the time under their new flexible working structures. However, while this is a great step in the right direction from PwC, companies can certainly go further to account for the different experiences…

Consultancy UK – Majority of companies to adopt blanket ‘inside IR35’ structures

Associate Director at Theta Global Advisors, Patrick Hopkins spoke to Consultancy UK about the UK’s IR35 contractor tax reforms. At Theta Global Advisors, we found that more than two thirds (67%) of companies are moving to blanket ‘inside IR35’ structures as opposed to reviewing contracts individually. This comes in stark contrast to contractor and client…

MarketWatch – This accounting firm will let staff choose start times, and clock off early in the Summer

  I spoke to MarketWatch about how certain large firms and corporations plan to go back to working in the office. It’s great to see that PwC has told its UK based staff they can spend around half their working hours at home after the COVID-19 pandemic ends — and clock off early on Fridays…

London Loves Property – Why the City will never be the same again as Flexi-working rises

I was pleased to share our research with London Loves Property which revealed that a lack of flexibility from businesses has resulted in negative impacts on productivity, mental health and working cultures. At Theta Global Advisors, we found that 57% of workers want to choose where to work to be the most productive. Because of…

Sage – Missed Payroll? Here’s how your business can get back on track

I recently spoke to Sage about how businesses can prevent payroll issues in the future. Errors involving manual calculations on complex, one-off payroll areas, or missing information – such as new joiner details, tax codes changes or deductions – are key reasons for not processing payroll on time. However, these problems are decreasing as more…

BBP Media – Government encourages all businesses to bring staff back, but what if this is counterproductive for a recovering economy?

I discussed how flexibility is an essential for productivity in the workplace with BBP Media. Although the government is encouraging workers to return to the office, understanding what employees feel is best for their own health is more important. At Theta Global Advisors, we found that 57% of workers want to choose where to work…

Midlands TV – Britain’s productivity hits all time high in late 2020

Some of my comments and Theta Global Advisors’ research featured in Midlands TV recently. In our research, we discovered that 9 million people agreed that presenteeism – something which has been dramatically reduced with flexible working amidst the pandemic – is the main cause for their lack of productivity. This clearly shows that firms across…