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February 27, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Government business support is difficult to access according to a report by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) select committee.
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended to the government that the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), for workers aged 21 and over, should rise by 3% to £6.70 from October 2015.
More than one in three would-be entrepreneurs say they think about starting a business every day, but 78% are afraid they’ll fail.
The government now spends over a quarter of its budget with small and medium-sized enterprises, following a significant overhaul of public sector procurement practices.
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February 20, 2015 - Rachel Miller
The number of independent retailers across the UK has soared year on year, rising by 110% in the past five years according to new sector analysis.
Women entrepreneurs should play a bigger role in the UK economy and more needs to be done to encourage and support women that want to run their own business.
A tale of two workforces is emerging in the UK because of a “pay divide” between companies that can afford to increase wages by 2% or more and those that are stuck in a pay freeze.
SMEs who manage their time well are 20% more likely to grow. And yet a third of UK SME owners are “too busy” to focus on growth, according to new research.
February 13, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Prime Minister David Cameron wants the UK to do more to support the UK’s medium-sized businesses and has highlighted Germany’s “Mittelstand” as his inspiration.
Business groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), have criticised Labour proposals to increase paternity leave.
A new report has highlighted failings in the UK business support infrastructure and says more must be done to help growing businesses.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is calling on the government to do more to penalise corporate firms that act unfairly towards small businesses.
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