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March 06, 2015 - Rachel Miller
UNA, an organisation representing independent insurance brokers, is calling on UK SMEs to ensure they are aware of the options to protect themselves against the potential cost of cyber crime.
A greater number of small businesses have increased their turnover, expanded workforces and reported profits over the last 12 months and the positive trend is set to continue over the next year.
With one month to go until over a million savers no longer have to pay tax on their savings, George Osborne has announced a new online calculator to help people work out if they are eligible.
A new report published by the All Party Parliamentary Small Business Group and supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has identified seven drivers to boost UK productivity.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
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.
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.
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