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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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  • July 11, 2014

    Workers under pressure in UK’s overtime culture

    Almost half of all workers typically work one day of overtime per week, according to a new survey conducted by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

  • July 11, 2014

    UK economy “moving in right direction”, says BCC

    The economy is “strong and moving in the right direction”, according to the Quarterly Economic Survey for Q2 2014 published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

  • July 11, 2014

    New Growth Deals to boost local economies

    The government has agreed a series of Growth Deals with businesses and local authorities across England that will see at least £12 billion in new investment in local economies.

  • July 11, 2014

    High cost of materials threatens UK manufacturing

    The UK manufacturing sector is approaching what has been described as “the end of an era”, with commodity price volatility higher than at any other time in the past 100 years.

  • July 11, 2014

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