Small business news - August 2016

Also in the news this week - 19 August 2016

Small firms losing £8.8bn a year by not accepting cards A new study by Barclaycard claims that small businesses are losing out on more than £8.8bn a year by not accepting credit a

Date: 19 August 2016

Apprenticeships need "radical reform" says CIPD

The apprenticeship system is not meeting the needs of young people and is being abused by some employers looking to cut labour costs for workers of all ages. These are the finding

Date: 12 August 2016

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Small business owners suffering from burnout

A new survey of small business owners has found that many are stressed and tired because of long hours and worries about the future. The 2016 Small Business Wellbeing report, prod

Date: 12 August 2016

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Interest rate cut won't help, say IoD members

The Institute of Directors has questioned whether the Bank of England's interest rate cut to an all-time low of 0.25% will make any difference to the UK economy. It says the UK's

Date: 12 August 2016

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One in five micro-firms faces auto-enrolment fines

Britain's micro-businesses could be facing collective fines of up to £22 million because they are unaware of their responsibilities when it comes to pension auto-enrolment. Pensio

Date: 12 August 2016

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Also in the news this week - 12 August 2016

Want to become a Government supplier? The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a new series of webinars to help small businesses win Government contracts.

Date: 12 August 2016

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What not to do on Dragons' Den

New research by small business platform Geniac reveals the main reasons why business pitches fail to impress the investors. With the Dragons currently back on our screens for a fo

Date: 5 August 2016