Small business news - September 2016

UK business population hits record high

The number of VAT registered businesses in the UK has hit an all-time high of 2.1 million, up 4% from two million last year. These are the findings of research by accountancy netw

Date: 30 September 2016

Also in the news this week - 30 September 2016

Feel the fear and do it anyway Fear of failure is the main reason other people don't start their own business according to 71% of UK entrepreneurs polled by YouGov for Weebly.

Date: 30 September 2016

Why more mums want to be their own boss

More working mums are choosing to become self-employed in order to improve their work-life balance, according to new research. A report from Nominet, which runs the .uk domain, sa

Date: 23 September 2016

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Three in ten self-employed people work long hours

Many self-employed people in the UK are working excessively long hours without taking any holidays but most say they have a good work-life balance according to the findings of a ne

Date: 23 September 2016

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SMEs doing well but want more Government support

A new study of SMEs across the UK, Europe and the United States finds most small firms enjoying solid growth and feeling positive about the future but there is widespread dissatisf

Date: 23 September 2016

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Small Business Saturday hits the road

Small Business Saturday is taking to the road in October with a bus tour of 29 UK towns and cities to inspire more small firms to get involved with the campaign and encourage consu

Date: 23 September 2016

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Also in the news this week - 23 September 2016

Office life in numbers The average office worker will drink 24,684 cups of tea, fall out with colleagues 479 times and send 400,816 emails during their working lifetime.

Date: 23 September 2016

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It's business as usual for SMEs despite challenges

The latest rise in employment suggests that UK businesses have absorbed the new Living Wage and have held their nerve following uncertainty over Brexit. The latest UK jobs figures

Date: 16 September 2016