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March 04, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
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.
February 19, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Business groups and the Government have welcomed the findings of a review of self-employment in the UK that says more must be done to support those that work for themselves.
New research into the UK's most entrepreneurial cities has found that Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester are outperforming London.
Wage inflation is likely to fall this year with average pay rises of 1.2% expected during 2016, according to HR body the CIPD.
Nearly two-thirds of senior business people say that the outcome of the Prime Minister's current renegotiation is unlikely to change how they will vote in an EU referendum.
February 12, 2016 - Rachel Miller
More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, business minister Nick Boles has announced.
Two-thirds of UK workers are now saving through a workplace pension scheme, thanks to automatic pension enrolment, but seven in ten employers are feeling the impact in cost terms.
Three-quarters of companies worldwide have now introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and work from home or on the move according to a major new survey.
The current system of business rates is outdated and is undermining British high streets and manufacturers, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
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