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February 20, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Women entrepreneurs should play a bigger role in the UK economy and more needs to be done to encourage and support women that want to run their own business.
A tale of two workforces is emerging in the UK because of a “pay divide” between companies that can afford to increase wages by 2% or more and those that are stuck in a pay freeze.
SMEs who manage their time well are 20% more likely to grow. And yet a third of UK SME owners are “too busy” to focus on growth, according to new research.
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February 13, 2015 - Rachel Miller
Prime Minister David Cameron wants the UK to do more to support the UK’s medium-sized businesses and has highlighted Germany’s “Mittelstand” as his inspiration.
Business groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), have criticised Labour proposals to increase paternity leave.
A new report has highlighted failings in the UK business support infrastructure and says more must be done to help growing businesses.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is calling on the government to do more to penalise corporate firms that act unfairly towards small businesses.
February 06, 2015 - Rachel Miller
The UK labour market is unlikely to get any benefit from further regulation, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Small manufacturers in the UK have enjoyed an increase in domestic orders in the three months to January. However, their export orders have been broadly flat.
Job prospects for young people are improving as a new survey of businesses by the CBI and Accenture shows that over half of UK firms plan to recruit in 2015, with many taking on apprentices and graduates.
Some small business owners and the newly self-employed need more business training, according to accountancy body ACCA, as 890,000 people fail to file their online tax returns on time.
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