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  • August 01, 2014

    Boost for local shops as consumer habits shift

    A new study into the state of British high streets has found that consumer demand for convenience is benefiting local stores and town centres.

  • August 01, 2014

    Insolvencies down but more profit warnings loom

    The number of company liquidations in England and Wales between April and June 2014 has decreased compared with the same period last year.

  • August 01, 2014

    Start Up Loans Company hits £100 million mark

    The Start Up Loans Company has now offered more than £100 million to entrepreneurs wanting to set up their own business.

  • August 01, 2014

    Growing opposition to HMRC’s proposed new powers

    Business bodies have urged the government to scrap its plans to give new powers to HMRC to recover outstanding debts.

  • August 01, 2014

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  • July 25, 2014

    BCC urges more UK firms to think global

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published the results of its International Trade Survey for Q1 2014, which seeks to better understand barriers faced by existing and potential UK exporters.

  • July 25, 2014

    PayPal to offer SMEs cash advances

    International e-commerce business PayPal, which enables payments and money transfers to be made online, is to "help meet the small and medium enterprise funding gap" by providing its UK business customers with working capital through cash advances against their future sales.

  • July 25, 2014

    Small firms "woefully unprepared" for cyber attacks

    A study carried out by security software provider Kaspersky Lab suggests that cyber attacks are more common than many small-business owners believe, with many of them "woefully unprepared" for an IT security breach, despite growing reliance on mobile devices and storage of "critical information" on computers.

  • July 25, 2014

    Commonwealth Games good for business

    The government is hoping the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will repeat the success of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics – on and off the track and field.

  • July 25, 2014

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  • July 18, 2014

    Pay growth slumps while employment peaks

    According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the three months to May UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12m – its lowest level in almost six years.

  • July 18, 2014

    Small firms' compliance costs continue to rise

    The Forum of Private Business (FPB) says that despite repeated government promises to reduce red tape and the time and money required to keep track of regulatory changes, the average UK SME annual compliance bill in 2014 rose to £713, ahead of the inflation rate.

  • July 18, 2014

    Staff value colleagues and credit over pay

    A study published recently by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) suggests that "relationships with colleagues, self-worth and nature of the job" mean more to UK workers than the size of their take-home pay.

  • July 18, 2014

    UK firms lose £22bn a year to fraud

    UK small and medium-sized businesses are losing more than £22bn a year as a result of fraudulent transactions. That's the sobering claim made by Sage Pay in Payments Landscape Report, its in-depth study of payments industry trends.

  • July 18, 2014

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