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February 19, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...
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The current system of business rates is outdated and is undermining British high streets and manufacturers, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
February 05, 2016 - Rachel Miller
Small business owners are working long hours and suffering from stress but they are happier in their current role and have gained confidence from being their own boss.
The Government's Productivity Plan "lacks clear, measurable objectives" according to a new report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
More small firms in the UK use asset-based finance to fund their businesses than those in Europe.
High streets and city centres are set to benefit from Government plans to devolve Sunday trading laws, business secretary Sajid Javid has announced.
January 29, 2016 - Rachel Miller
The Government has launched a new programme to encourage and support cyber security start-ups in a bid to keep the UK safe from cyber attacks.
UK businesses will receive more accurate information on the broadband speeds they should receive, under new protections announced by Ofcom this week.
The number of self-employed people in the UK has risen, according to the latest employment statistics.
Thousands of small businesses have signed a petition against the proposed new dividend tax in a bid to force the Government to debate the issue.
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