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October 09, 2015 - Rachel Miller
George Osborne's proposal to allow local authorities to set, collect and spend revenue from business rates has been welcomed by the Institute of Directors.
Small firms expect to slow hiring and increase prices because of the new National Living Wage for over-25s, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.
A new survey of small businesses has found that less than half are convinced about the effectiveness of social media as a sales tool.
SME business owners feel "fortunate and proud" to be their own boss according to new research into the realities of running a business.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
October 02, 2015 - Rachel Miller
A new EU Court of Justice ruling that time spent traveling to and from appointments is part of the working day is set to impact businesses in the UK.
Contractors are earning considerably more than employees, no matter where they are based, according to new analysis.
The Government has made changes to the health and safety laws, exempting most self-employed people.
A fifth of small businesses in the UK are planning to hire more returning mothers than they did a year ago according to a new survey.
September 25, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Only one worker in 166 has ever read their employment contract and understood its contents, according to new research.
If we had a referendum on the EU right now, most small businesses owners would vote to stay in but it's a close result.
At least £80 billion in economic growth could be unlocked if the Government shifts widespread powers and funding to local areas, council leaders have said.
Nearly half of businesses founded in the UK in 2011 had failed by 2014 - and incompetence and bad management was to blame for 56% of these business failures.
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