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Is your SME business facing an unexpected penalty?

Sarah Bean - Friday 11.06.16, 10:35am

On the eve before the World Cup kicks off, new figures show that over half of small firms will be letting their staff watch key matches. However, 32 per cent are unaware they need a TV Licence to watch the games online, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
In an FSB-ICM survey of more than [...]

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CBI supports proposed tax reforms

Sarah Bean - Thursday 10.06.16, 10:37am

In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the emergency Budget, the CBI has urged the Government to increase confidence in the public finances by bringing the deficit rapidly under control in a way that does not undermine the economy’s ability to grow.
The UK’s leading business group argues this should be done [...]

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Staff retention advice for SMEs

Sarah Bean - Friday 04.06.16, 10:41am

Businesses looking to hold on to their staff have been urged to get involved in more development work in order to stop them leaving.
According to a report by GfK NOP, a survey of 4,000 workers has found that 13 per cent plan to leave as soon as possible, while 11 per cent are hoping to [...]

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ABFA Q1 statistics show positive trends

Sarah Bean - Thursday 03.06.16, 10:45am

The latest quarterly figures released today by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA) show total sales from firms financed by asset based finance have increased, with client sales at £49,371 million, a rise of eight per cent from March 2014.
Whilst there has been an eight percent increase in turnover compared to the Q1 2014 figures [...]

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FSB welcomes attack on red tape

Sarah Bean - Thursday 03.06.16, 10:35am

The coalition Government’s proposals to slash the red tape stifling business growth is welcome news for the UK’s 4.8 million small firms, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Research by the FSB shows that nearly a third (27%) of small firms that wanted to expand said the proposed increases in regulation is a difficulty in [...]

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