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March 16, 2016 - Rachel Miller
George Osborne has unveiled a raft of announcements in his 2016 Budget Statement aimed at making life easier for the UK's small businesses and sole traders.
March 11, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Logistics, language barriers and a lack of Government support are preventing small businesses in the UK from taking full advantage of exporting opportunities.
Business secretary Sajid Javid has announced new measures to help deliver the Government's commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape.
The Institute of Directors says businesses are having to swallow a lot of "bitter medicine" at the moment and it is asking George Osborne to provide "a spoonful of sugar" in next week's Budget statement.
More women than ever are choosing to leave paid employment in order to become their own boss, according to new research.
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
March 04, 2016 - Rachel Miller
The British Chambers of Commerce, the Forum of Private Business and the Federation of Small Businesses have said they will not pick a side when it comes to the EU referendum
The Federation of Small Businesses is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to use the forthcoming Budget to deliver fundamental reform of business rates and simplify the tax system.
New research has found that on average the UK's freelancers and micro-businesses only get paid for two-thirds of the work they do for customers.
Businesses that are shopping around for a workplace pension provider in order to comply with auto-enrolment have been warned by the Pensions Regulator that some schemes may be risky.
February 26, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Over a quarter of SME owners plan to take special dividend pay-outs ahead of forthcoming tax rises in April 2016.
An independent think tank is calling for a new "welfare settlement" to support the growing numbers of self-employed workers in the UK.
There are concerns that the Government is planning to water down its much-anticipated reform of business rates, due to be unveiled in next month's budget.
Worries about pay and fears about committing to a career for life are stopping young people from taking up apprenticeships according to a new study.
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