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November 28, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Employees are still reluctant to ask employers for flexible working despite the fact that almost nine in ten firms offer some kind of flexible provision.
British small business exporters are confident about their immediate prospects and 78% of business owners and managers believe 2015 will be better than 2014.
Government research has found that 55% of UK consumers find it hard to support local small firms because many businesses aren’t online.
The number of private sector businesses in the UK has reached a new high of 5.2 million.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
November 21, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Overtime worked by small business owners and managers is worth an estimated £22bn to the UK economy, equivalent to more than 1% of the UK’s annual GDP.
Online sales in the run up to Christmas this year are expected to grow by 19.5% over 2013, with UK shoppers expected to spend £17.4 billion online.
Over two thirds (68%) of employers have automatically enrolled eligible workers into a pension scheme and of these, many are contributing significantly more than is legally required.
Exporters remain steadfast despite the slowdown in global growth, according to the latest research from the British Chambers of Commerce and DHL.
November 14, 2014 - Rachel Miller
Nearly three times as many SMEs in the UK are bullish about the health of their businesses compared with those who are pessimistic, according to new research.
Nine out of ten UK firms are dealing with a skills shortage among their workforce in at least one area according to research by the British Chambers of Commerce.
More than half of UK sole traders and micro businesses say that both local and central government are out of touch with the issues that matter to them.
A record-breaking number of people are now in work according to the latest employment data from the Office for National Statistics.
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