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More than half of UK SMEs expecting growth within next three years

Vale & WestJun 26,2017
SMEs

New research has found that more than half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all across the UK are expecting their business to grow over the next three years.

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CBI study suggests key sector is booming

Vale & WestJun 23,2017
Economy

Britain’s manufacturing industry continues to perform strongly, new figures suggest.

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SMEs: ‘Internet issues’ are the biggest barrier to business productivity

Vale & WestJun 22,2017
SMEs

A new study suggests that more than two thirds of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that ‘internet issues’ – such as slow broadband and website failures – are the biggest barrier to workplace productivity.

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Half of UK businesses hit by at least one cyber-attack last year

Vale & WestJun 21,2017
SMEs

Worrying new research has revealed that approximately half of all UK businesses were hit by at least one cyber-attack or security breach in 2016.

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FSB study suggests fall in business confidence

Vale & WestJun 20,2017
SMEs

A new study carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed a drop in business confidence among Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Economy to grow by 1.7 per cent this year, says ICAEW

Vale & WestJun 19,2017
Economy

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) has predicted that the UK economy will grow by 1.7 per cent this year, despite a slump in growth during the first quarter (Q1).

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Latest personal tax scams

Vale & WestJun 19,2017
Richard Ziemba

Criminals are yet again trying to cash in on people hopeful of getting a tax refund by sending out scam emails suggesting that taxpayers are owed refunds on income or vehicle tax.

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Legal sector welcomes growth for third consecutive year

Vale & WestJun 16,2017
Jason Pyke

The latest UK Legal Benchmarking report has revealed that Britain’s legal sector welcomed growth for the third consecutive year in 2016.

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Two-thirds agree with NHS tax, says poll

Vale & WestJun 16,2017
Tax

Exactly two-thirds (66 per cent) of people would be happy to pay more tax if it means the quality of the NHS improves, a new poll has revealed.

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SMEs struggling with rising operating costs, says FSB

Vale & WestJun 15,2017
SMEs

Operating costs for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now “at their highest in four years,” according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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