Small business news - January 2017

Businesses under pressure from rising prices

New research shows that rising prices is the biggest concern going into 2017 for over one in five UK SMEs. It comes as the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (

Date: 20 January 2017

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Have your employees got the January blues? We've survived Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year; now new research from Kronos suggests the post-Christmas mala

Date: 20 January 2017

Why data skills matter more than ever

Data analysis has become the most important skill for marketers according to a new poll. Research by BlueVenn has found that 72% of marketers consider data analysis to be the most

Date: 13 January 2017

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Small business confidence bounces back

UK small business confidence in the last quarter has bounced back to the level reported before the EU referendum campaign began.

Date: 13 January 2017

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Silliest excuses for underpaying staff revealed

​The Government has revealed ten of the most ridiculous excuses used by bosses that have failed to pay the National Minimum Wage as it launches a new awareness campaign. Excuses f

Date: 13 January 2017

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Local business support falling short

The support being given to small businesses by local government is getting worse across the UK according to seven in ten business leaders questioned in a new poll. The Business Ce

Date: 13 January 2017

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UK firms owe £1.8 billion in late Corporation Tax

The total value of Corporation Tax payments in arrears has jumped 15% in the past year and experts are warning that this could rise further. The total value of Corporation Tax pay

Date: 6 January 2017