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July 17, 2015 - Rachel Miller
The latest Government statistics show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has fallen by 131,000 in the past 12 months.
The perennial problem of late payment for small businesses is getting even worse according to two new reports.
The Government's much-anticipated productivity plan was published last week. But business groups are calling for more to be done on exports and skills.
More than half of the 844,000 home business owners in the UK who have children will spend time away from their business to be with their family over the summer.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
July 10, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Many micro-business owners are failing to track their time and aren't billing clients for all the work they do, according to new research.
The latest British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that UK manufacturing is continuing the decline that was seen in the first quarter of 2015.
George Osborne's Summer Budget included a major overhaul of dividend taxation that could have a significant effect on small limited companies from 2016.
As many as a third of small business owners could be ready to hang up their hats in the next five years, as economic conditions finally look more favourable for those that want to sell up.
July 03, 2015 - Rachel Miller
A worrying number of the UK's small firms and micro-businesses are completely unprepared for the auto-enrolment pension process, according to two new research studies.
The British Chambers of Commerce is calling for an urgent overhaul of the business rates system this week in light of news that the Government took in £22.9bn in business rates in 2014-15
It has been a year since new legislation made it easier to request and negotiate flexible working arrangements. Now, with a growing skills gap, firms are using flexible terms in order to attract the best candidates.
The Government has commissioned an independent review to investigate the challenges and opportunities facing those who want to work for themselves.
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