Small business news - December 2016

Number of agency workers to hit a million by 2020

The number of agency workers is rising and could hit the million mark by 2020, according to new research. The number of workers employed through agencies has grown by 30% since 20

Date: 9 December 2016

Also in the news this week - 9 December 2016

Small firms are losing out because of voicemail Britain's small firms are losing money because they are letting calls go to voicemail, according to research by Moneypenny.

Date: 9 December 2016

SME suppliers could get seat on corporate boards

The Government is looking at ways to strengthen corporate governance that could see small business suppliers being represented in the UK's biggest boardrooms. Business and energy

Date: 2 December 2016

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Optimism falls as small firms look ahead to 2017

The number of firms expecting to grow in 2017 has fallen and new research from the CBI shows that business and professional services firms are predicting that their profits will fa

Date: 2 December 2016

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Uplift in SMEs seeking commercial mortgages

In a positive sign for the UK high street, there has been a surge in the number of business mortgage enquiries in the past month. Business mortgage enquiries in October more than

Date: 2 December 2016

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Autumn Statement verdict: modest, sober, pragmatic

Chancellor Philip Hammond's first mini-Budget has prioritised spending on infrastructure and innovation over cuts in a bid to boost the UK economy. Business reaction to the Autumn

Date: 25 November 2016