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Bank of England To Hold Interest Rates… Or Are They?

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) are expected to keep interest rates at the historic 0.5% low, in spite of high inflation impacting consumers and small businesses alike. Continue reading

Double-Dip Unemployment Feared

A recent study by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK unemployment hit 2.5 million in the three months leading up to November 2010. Continue reading

Small businesses raise concerns over “Green Tax”

A number of business groups have expressed worry over the consequences of the new “Green Tax”, aimed at helping to cut carbon emmissions. 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

Small businesses sceptical about Britain’s future

With the General Election looming ahead of us I’m sure many small
businesses are asking themselves – can any of the political parties
help us out of this difficult, economic slump we’ve found ourselves
in? Continue reading

Bank of England freezes rates for another month

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) have decided to freeze interest rates at the current level of 0.5% for another month. Continue reading

UK economy still afloat, and growing

According to a recent report by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the UK economy has managed to avoid slipping back into a “double-dip” recession in the first quarter of 2010. Continue reading

Small business groups urge government to rebalance workplace legislation

The Federation of Small Business (FSB) is lobbying the UK Government to rebalance workplace and HR law in favour of small business rather than its employees. Continue reading

Is the Conservative Party best placed to help British industry?

David Cameron and the Conservative party appear to be growing in popularity amongst small business owners and large corporations alike. Continue reading

New property valuations expected to double business rates tomorrow

Business rates are expected to double this week as small businesses across the UK are to get new property valuations that will make them ineligible for small business rate relief. Continue reading