Small business news - January 2019

What now? Businesses react to Brexit vote

UK business groups have expressed their concerns about a potential no-deal Brexit after Parliament rejected the government's proposed withdrawal agreement...

Date: 16 January 2019

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Many EU professionals could leave UK after Brexit

A survey of members of the union Prospect has found that two-thirds of EU citizens working in a range of specialist sectors say they might leave the UK because of Brexit...

Date: 15 January 2019

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Freelancers don't want May's deal or no-deal

The prime minister's Brexit deal is almost as unpopular as the prospect of leaving the EU with no deal, according to a new poll of self-employed workers...

Date: 14 January 2019

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The top workplace challenges in 2019

New research by Acas has revealed that sourcing staff with the right skills will be the biggest issue faced by businesses in the year ahead...

Date: 8 January 2019

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New government start-up service takes off

More than 200,000 business owners have already used a new one-stop government service allowing start-ups to register their company and register for tax at the same time...

Date: 8 January 2019

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Small firms not ready for new VAT rules in 2019

Making Tax Digital will affect millions of small businesses from April this year but the latest data suggests more than half of all UK SMEs still don't understand what's in...

Date: 7 January 2019

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Fat Cat Friday highlights pay disparity

In just three working days, the UK's top bosses make more than a typical full-time worker will earn in the entire year, according to new figures...

Date: 4 January 2019

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Stark warnings from business groups for 2019

With business confidence at an 18-month low, the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses are calling on politicians to do more to support UK SMEs...

Date: 2 January 2019

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