Small business news - September 2016

Small Business Saturday hits the road

Small Business Saturday is taking to the road in October with a bus tour of 29 UK towns and cities to inspire more small firms to get involved with the campaign and encourage consu

Date: 23 September 2016

Also in the news this week - 23 September 2016

Office life in numbers The average office worker will drink 24,684 cups of tea, fall out with colleagues 479 times and send 400,816 emails during their working lifetime.

Date: 23 September 2016

It's business as usual for SMEs despite challenges

The latest rise in employment suggests that UK businesses have absorbed the new Living Wage and have held their nerve following uncertainty over Brexit. The latest UK jobs figures

Date: 16 September 2016

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Winners and losers in the big rates shake-up

Retailers in 11 out of 14 UK cities could be better off next year when their average rateable values go down in the 2017 business rates review. Cities including Aberdeen, Leeds, C

Date: 16 September 2016

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Government steps up action on late payment

The perennial problem of late payment for small firms has prompted the Government to strengthen its Prompt Payment Code. New measures to support the Prompt Payment Code have been

Date: 16 September 2016

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Sharp rise in HMRC asset-seizing

The number of UK businesses that have had equipment and assets seized by HMRC has risen by 145% in just one year. It means the number of businesses whose assets were seized by HMR

Date: 16 September 2016

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Also in the news this week - 16 September 2016

Arrogance is biggest turn-off in job interviews Most managers and employers (67%) find arrogance the biggest turn-off when interviewing candidates for a new job according to a new

Date: 16 September 2016

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Businesses need reassurance on EU staff says BCC

New research by the British Chambers of Commerce reveals that 5% of businesses have lost EU staff following the EU referendum while one in ten say EU employees are talking about le

Date: 9 September 2016