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May 13, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
May 06, 2016 - Rachel Miller
The dramatic rise in the number of self-employed people could be storing up long-term problems as many sole traders are failing to set aside money for their retirement.
Two new surveys reveal that freelancers and owners of small businesses are optimistic about their own business prospects despite worries about a downturn.
Freelancers and micro-businesses are forced to write off an average of £1,804 from unpaid invoices every year.
The Pension Regulator is warning employers not to ignore penalty notices because they risk a fine that increases on a daily basis.
April 29, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Almost half of UK firms are falling behind when it comes to digital capabilities according to new research.
Seven in ten UK employees send personal messages via email, apps and social media while they are at work but many are unaware that their bosses can monitor their activity.
A huge rise in the number of freelancers in the UK means that sole traders are now contributing £109 billion to the UK economy.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is to create a taskforce dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and business owners.
April 22, 2016 - Rachel Miller
A record number of UK businesses have shown an interest in exporting through the Exporting is GREAT website in the past six months according to new Government figures.
New research has found that SME manufacturers are forced to wait almost twice as long as larger rivals for invoices to be paid.
HSBC has launched a new £10bn lending fund specifically aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called for an end to "exam factory" schools and is urging the Government to focus on skills rather than facts in order to grow a workforce fit for the future.
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