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Super-fast broadband could attract small businesses to the countryside

High-Speed broadband could mean a change of scenery for small businesses in the UK… Continue reading

Happy staff = Better Business Performance

Happy staff can have a significant impact on business performance, a recent study by the Great Place to Work Institute has suggested. Continue reading

Retail see’s a boost in sales but remains cautious about the future.

According to a recent report by the Office Of National Statistics (ONS), retail sales saw yet another increase last month, despite challenging conditions. Continue reading

Mortgage borrowing on the increase

With mortgage lending on the rise, with a 45% increase in March this year, compared to the same time in 2009, a survey by the Council of Mortgage Lenders suggests that borrowing for residential property has now increased for nine months, with many first-time buyers contributing the largest amount to the increase. Continue reading

Businesses concerned over recruitment prospects

A recent report by the Confederation of British Industry has suggested that the demand for highly-skilled individuals is likely to increase during the UK’s economic recovery. However, some firms are increasingly worried over the lack of talent in the market. Continue reading

Small business to benefit from Coalition government

UK Small businesses are likely to benefit from the new coalition government. It is hoped that it will create more certainty amongst small businesses and encourage growth as a result of the new policies to be introduced in helping to takle the UK’s deficit. Continue reading

Tory promise to cut UK debt and support small businesses

Small businesses are likely to welcome the arrival of a new Prime Minister after having suffered through five days of uncertainty, following the results of the General Election. Continue reading

Pound Drops as Parliament Hangs

It will come as little surprise to many that the UK has experienced the first hung parliament since 1974. Unfortunately this appears to have had detrimental effects on the pound sterling, having fallen against both the US Dollar and the Euro. Continue reading

Half of small business owners voting for Tory government

According to a recent poll, 50% of small business owners are planning to vote for a Conservative Government. With the General Election due tomorrow many are living in hope that a Hung Parliament will be avoided. Continue reading

Small business owners consider move abroad to dodge tax increases

Around one quarter of all self-employed people in the UK are considering moving themselves and their
businesses abroad over the next five years, according to a recent survey by Foreign Currency Direct. Continue reading