Business News

21 Sep 2017

Data reveals confidence amongst UK small businesses has 'plummeted'

Confidence amongst UK small firms has fallen to its lowest level since the aftermath of the EU referendum, data published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed.

20 Sep 2017

FSB launches campaign to 'address health and wellbeing' of UK small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new campaign which aims to 'promote the benefits of a positive approach to wellbeing' amongst small businesses in the UK.

19 Sep 2017

Businesses urge government to make 'urgent progress' during upcoming Brexit talks

More than 100 UK businesses have signed a letter to the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, urging him to ensure that 'urgent progress' is made in the next round of Brexit talks.

18 Sep 2017

Paper identification documents 'should be replaced with digital equivalent'

Paper identification documents, such as passports, should be replaced with a digital alternative, the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has stated.

15 Sep 2017

TUC calls for National Minimum Wage rates increases for younger workers

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to raise the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for younger workers.

14 Sep 2017

New £10 note enters circulation

The new polymer £10 note has entered circulation in England and Wales.

13 Sep 2017

Chancellor announces Autumn Budget date

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver the Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November.

12 Sep 2017

Backdated 'staircase tax' bills 'unfair' to small businesses

The Head of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan, has labelled the sending of backdated business rates bills to small businesses with offices on multiple floors 'unfair'.

11 Sep 2017

Government publishes Finance Bill 2017-19

The government published Finance Bill 2017-19 on 8 September, reintroducing key legislative measures that were previously dropped from Finance Bill 2017 as a result of the snap General Election.

08 Sep 2017

Allow older individuals to fund business start-ups from pension pots, urges IoD

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has urged the government to permit older individuals to withdraw money from their pension pots in order to fund a new business.

07 Sep 2017

More than £1 billion spent with SMEs via Digital Marketplace, official data shows

Figures published by the Government Digital Service have revealed that the public sector has spent more than £1 billion with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via the government's Digital Marketplace.

06 Sep 2017

Report suggests UK economic model needs 'fundamental reform'

A report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has suggested that the UK's economic model requires 'radical reform'.

05 Sep 2017

Economists rule out interest rate rise

A survey carried out by the BBC has revealed that economists in the UK do not expect an interest rate rise until 'at least 2019'.

04 Sep 2017

TUC suggests robots and artificial intelligence could help to reduce state pension age

A report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that future increases in the state pension age could be stopped through the use of 'economic gains' generated by robots and artificial intelligence in the workplace.

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