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  • September 13, 2011 - Anonymous

    Public sector procurement “overly complex” for small businesses

    Small firms pitching for public sector contracts are struggling with overly-complex tenders, cancelled contracts and administration errors, the Cabinet Office has found.

  • September 13, 2011 - Anonymous

    Government cuts apprenticeship red tape

    The Government has unveiled measures to reduce the red tape businesses face when they take on apprentices.

  • September 13, 2011 - Anonymous

    Two-thirds of employers deterred by basic CV errors

    Almost two-thirds of employers have been deterred from recruiting a job applicant because of basic grammatical errors in their CV, research has highlighted.

  • September 13, 2011 - Anonymous

    Last chance for firms to receive “business knighthood”

    Businesses which can demonstrate outstanding commercial success have been urged to enter the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise before the application deadline closes.

  • September 09, 2011 - Anonymous

    PM may “water down” temp worker reforms

    The Prime Minister is investigating ways to reduce the impact of the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) on employers, media reports have claimed, despite there being less than month until the laws are due to take effect.

  • September 09, 2011 - Anonymous

    Small firms to dominate the business landscape in 2020

    The number of UK start-ups is set to rise by 20 per cent in the next decade, a report by Bibby Financial Services has predicted.

  • September 09, 2011 - Anonymous

    Growth of online sales cut by half

    Small businesses’ online sales in the second quarter of this year grew at half the rate they did in the same period in 2010, research has found.

  • September 09, 2011 - Anonymous

    Town centres suffer as spending slows

    Six English towns have been highlighted as having the highest number of empty shops in Great Britain, with each seeing nearly a third of stores vacant, research has found.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Two-thirds more firms take on freelancers

    The number of businesses taking on freelance staff increased by more than two-thirds in the last 12 months, research by recruitment agency People Per Hour has found.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Business owners trust peers more than banks for financial advice

    One in ten business owners don’t know where to turn for financial advice, and those that do are more likely to trust their peers than their banks, research has found.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Free events put small firms in the Angels Den

    Start-ups and business owners seeking equity investment will be able to access free advice on pitching to business angels, following the launch of a series of free events by the British Library.

  • September 06, 2011 - Anonymous

    Green small firms offered £40k funding

    Climate-conscious small firms have until 4 November to pitch for up to £40,000 of funding by entering the Shell Springboard awards.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    Accounts filing to be reduced for smallest firms

    Businesses with fewer than ten employees could benefit from reduced accounting obligations, under new plans unveiled by the Government.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    Services sector sales at two-year low

    Sales in the UK services sector fell at the fastest rate since November 2009 in the three months to August, research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found.

  • September 02, 2011 - Anonymous

    Five-day cheque clearance is too long, says Treasury Committee

    Banks and the UK Payments Council must work together to speed up cheque processing so they take less than five days to clear, the Treasury Select Committee has said.

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