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In this section we highlight links to highly topical and newsworthy stories from the UK and beyond. Many business owners find it hard to keep up with trends in industry sectors and consumer markets, regulatory changes in business practices and so on. So on this page we selectively highlight links to things we think matter to you. Please bookmark this page now....

Last Updated: 30/06/2014
From 30th June 2014, all employees in the UK have the legal right to ask their employer if they may work flexibly, whereas prior to the 30th June, this right only existed for parents or carers.
Last Updated: 17/06/2014
What will a rise in interest rates mean for your business ? In a keynote speech on Thursday the 12th June, The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, said an interest rate rise "could happen sooner than markets currently expect".
Last Updated: 16/06/2014
UK Self Employment on the Increase According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the latest job figures show that there has been an increase of around 8% in the number of self-employed people than there were a year ago...
Last Updated: 19/11/2013
At last struggling high street retailers across many parts of the UK have some Christmas cheer, with the announcement that 25 councils are waving parking fees on 7 December.
Last Updated: 19/11/2013
This week, the ‘Tenner Initiative’ has been relaunched after the Government decided to back students by giving them £10 to start a business...
Last Updated: 19/11/2013
This year’s annual budget was a relatively low-key event for small and medium enterprises (SME’s).
Last Updated: 19/11/2013
Millions of business owners across the UK anxiously await the Chancellor's 2013 Budget. Will SMEs be favoured in the Budget to help get the UK back into the black?
Last Updated: 19/11/2013
Its National Apprenticeships week in the UK. How geared is your business to offering apprenticeships to young people leaving education?...
Last Updated: 19/11/2013
It is reported today, according to a poll of 1300 15 to 25 year olds, that young people feel they are lacking in computer skills, which is affecting their ability to secure employment...
Last Updated: 03/12/2013
Government ministers seemed divided about the best way to encourage business confidence and economic growth.
Last Updated: 03/12/2013
In a continued effort to help small to medium sized companies in the UK, the Government has said it will provide a further £250 million of funds to the British Business Bank...

















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