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Almost half of all UK SMEs think technology is more important to their business than people

Almost half of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that technology is more important to their business than people, according to new research. Read More

Does HMRC treat all businesses fairly?

According to a recent British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey, three in five businesses (58 per cent) believe the tax system is “fundamentally unfair”. Read More

Business failure at highest levels since 2014, says FSB

The number of businesses who filed for insolvency increased by 6.3 per cent in the first three months of 2019, new figures have shown. Read More

Shareholders powers are not tackling excessive executive pay issues

Measures that were implemented to give shareholders the powers to veto excessive executive pay packages have failed according to new research from a think tank. Read More

Government set to reform Companies House

The government is set to change the way Companies House works, with the largest reform of the company registration system in more than 100 years. Read More

UK outperforms every other EU economy in foreign direct investment

The UK has been confirmed as one of the top three investment destinations in the world, performing above all other major economies in the EU. Read More

FSB calls on Government to support bricks and mortar businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for a new 100 per cent business rates relief scheme for childcare providers in England. Read More

European Union agrees minimum rights for gig economy workers

The European Union has announced an agreement on minimum rights for workers who are in casual or short term employment within the gig economy. Read More

Cyber-crimes can affect any business

Nowadays every business relies on technology to some extent to perform their everyday business tasks. Read More

HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) has been extended to 31 May 2019. Read More

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