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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.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
February 06, 2015 - Rachel Miller
The UK labour market is unlikely to get any benefit from further regulation, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Small manufacturers in the UK have enjoyed an increase in domestic orders in the three months to January. However, their export orders have been broadly flat.
Job prospects for young people are improving as a new survey of businesses by the CBI and Accenture shows that over half of UK firms plan to recruit in 2015, with many taking on apprentices and graduates.
Some small business owners and the newly self-employed need more business training, according to accountancy body ACCA, as 890,000 people fail to file their online tax returns on time.
January 30, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Employers are increasingly looking at social media to find out how job candidates and employees behave out of work and to see what they say online.
The freelance sector looks set to grow in the year ahead but most freelancers say that their revenues are likely to stay the same, according to new research.
The UK tax system is costing businesses up to £10bn in hidden costs a year and SMEs are bearing the majority of this burden.
UK shoppers are set to spend £52.25 billion online in 2015, up 16% over 2014. However, the rise in “bagging” – browsing but not buying – is a growing concern.
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