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  • June 22, 2012 - Kasia

    Muted reaction to new credit-easing strategy

    Business groups have given the Government’s latest credit-easing scheme a lukewarm reception. The “funding for lending” scheme unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, is intended to encourage the UK’s banks to lend to small businesses and could support up to £80bn of new loans.

  • June 22, 2012 - Kasia

    Survey reveals that SMEs are neglecting their data security

    More than one-third of SMEs (35.4%) admit that they have no protocols in place for the storage and disposal of confidential data, according to new research commissioned by Shred-It.

  • June 22, 2012 - Kasia

    Mixed picture as FSB polls SMEs in its quarterly survey

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) latest Voice of Small Business' Index — its quarterly survey of confidence among UK small business — reveals that bank funding is still scarce and confidence is falling among many of the UK’s small businesses.

  • June 22, 2012 - Kasia

    UK online retail market grows - but small firms lag behind

    The UK’s online retail market is set to grow by 13% in 2012 – bringing in £77bn according to research conducted by Interactive Media in Retail Groups (IMRG). This makes the UK second to the US in the global online market in terms of market value.

  • June 22, 2012 - Kasia

    Weekly round-up - 22 June

    Our round-up of other small-business stories making the headlines this week...

  • June 15, 2012 - Kasia

    Business owners reluctant to call themselves entrepreneurs

    At a time when enterprise and entrepreneurs are being touted as the key to revitalising the economy, new research reveals that many people that run their own business are actually reluctant to call themselves entrepreneurs.

  • June 15, 2012 - Kasia

    Vince Cable announces quick resolution plan for workplace disputes

    Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced a new measure to make the handling of workplace disputes quicker and simpler, as part of the proposed Enterprise Bill.

  • June 15, 2012 - Kasia

    Two-thirds of UK SMEs are not ready for workplace pension schemes

    Almost two-thirds (65%) of the UK’s small businesses are no nearer to enrolling their staff in a workplace pension scheme required under new legislation, according to a report from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

  • June 15, 2012 - Kasia

    British consumers show their support for local businesses

    Local businesses and shops — including pubs, newsagents, grocery stores, gyms and hair salons — are highly valued by British consumers, according to new research from Santander Business Banking.

  • June 15, 2012 - Kasia

    Weekly round-up - 15 June

    Our round-up of other small-business stories making the headlines this week...

  • June 08, 2012 - Kasia

    CIPD brands Beecroft proposals for compensated no-fault dismissals "objectionable and unnecessary"

    As the opportunity for responding to the Government’s consultation on no-fault dismissals ends, the Chartered Institute for Personal and Development (CIPD) has appealed to ministers to recognise that “watering down employment regulation is not only damaging for employee relations, but will also fail to achieve the intended result”.

  • June 08, 2012 - Kasia

    Sunshine boosts retail sales figures in May

    According to the British Retail Consortium-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, the performance of UK retail sales in May broadly mirrored the change in weather, with slower sales in the earlier, wetter part of the month and better sales coming as the weather became drier and warmer.

  • June 08, 2012 - Kasia

    Employers leaving themselves open to accusations of ageism

    Following the abolition of the default retirement age in October 2011, employers have not been able to give notice of retirement to employees, but many bosses still don't understand the legislation and implications and are leaving themselves open to accusations of ageism, claim employment law experts from ELAS.

  • June 08, 2012 - Kasia

    A third of owners unaware of business partner debts

    The results of a survey published by online directory 192.com suggest that one in three owners were unaware of their business partner's debt, while roughly the same number admitted they had been lied to about the state of a business partner’s debt.

  • June 08, 2012 - Kasia

    Weekly round-up - 8 June

    Our round-up of other small-business stories making the headlines this week...

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