Small business news - August 2016

Most employers would pay apprentices extra

The vast majority of employers are willing to pay apprentices more than the statutory rate, according to new research. A survey by apprentice provider Positive Outcomes has found

Date: 26 August 2016

Also in the news this week - 26 August 2016

UK SMEs writing off billions in unpaid debt New research from Direct Line for Business estimates that Britain's SMEs wrote off a combined £5.8 billion in the last financial year.

Date: 26 August 2016

HMRC consultation on Making Tax Digital

According to HMRC, paying tax is set become "less burdensome for British businesses" thanks to plans to create a digitised twenty-first century tax system. In the 2015 Budget, the

Date: 19 August 2016

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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

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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