While the nation’s attention is currently fixed on the work of our carers and hospital workers, little thought is paid to those that are self-employed and still need to submit their tax returns.
The recent COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) outbreak is probably the most pressing topic on everyone’s mind. While most of us are familiar with the guidelines for how we can protect ourselves and our homes, have you given thought to how you can protect your business during this time? Coronavirus is of course the latest global issue, but there are many scenarios from which we need to protect ourselves (such as fire or flooding) and our businesses should be set up to be agile in the face of any unexpected disasters.
We have been continually monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and have taken steps to ensure minimal disruption to our global operations, whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our staff, members and partners.
Following government advice we have taken steps to adjust AIA’s operations and react to this rapidly evolving situation.
On 11 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP, makes his first Budget statement to the House of Commons outlining the Government’s proposals for changes to taxation and spending during the 2020/21 financial year.
On Time To Talk Day, AIA has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge and agreed to an Employer Action Plan that puts best-practice interventions and policies in place to help staff work in ways that promote a positive mental wellbeing.
AIA has launched a new brand and logo that will support the organisation as we embark on an ambitious new era encompassing newly defined strategic aims, values and a new professional qualification.
Careful consideration has been taken throughout the rebrand process to maintain brand elements from our rich heritage, and at the same time amalgamating them in a vibrant new primary colour with a revitalised modern look, tone of voice and dynamic feel that is instantly recognisable as a mark of excellence.