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CBI President leads call for business rates system overhaul

The President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) believes changes in the business rates system are long overdue. In a speech addressing business leaders in central London, John Allen argued that the current system is exacerbating regional inequalities, saying the business rates system is “uneconomical, unsustainable, and frankly, unintelligible.” …

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Many businesses not GDPR-compliant one year on

Many businesses not GDPR-compliant one year on

More than two thirds of businesses are not considered GDPR-compliant one year on. This is according a poll from Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe 2019, which revealed a lack of confidence in the application of GDPR. The poll reveals that 68% of respondents believe businesses have not …

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Mind launch mental health training toolkit for small businesses

The mental health charity, Mind, has launched a Mental Health for Small Workplaces toolkit. A new training toolkit, it will help organisations make a significant step change in its mental health training provision. Research shows that much more needs to be done, as many organisations do not have any mental health training …

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Talent pool in UK financial services is ‘narrowing’

Talent pool in UK financial services is 'narrowing'

The UK financial services talent pool is narrowing, according to KPMG UK. Reputation and lack of social mobility have been given as reasons for narrowing of talent in financial services, according to research from the auditor. KPMG say the sector has an image problem that needs to be addressed. Tim …

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Process Bliss research reveals need for greater HR and leadership

Process Bliss research reveals need for greater HR and leadership

New research from Process Bliss has underlined the need for good HR practices in SMEs. This is because the research from the process management firm revealed that almost half of SME employees have quit a job because they felt management professionals did not treat them properly. Approximately 40% have also …

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SME Action Plan unveiled to help smaller businesses

The government’s SME Action Plan has been unveiled, which will unlock greater opportunities for small businesses to win government contracts. By 2022, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will spend £35 million more with SMEs as part of promises made in the SME Action Plan. Unveiled by …

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One month to go until introduction of MTD

One month to go until introduction of MTD

HMRC is urging businesses to sign up in time for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD). Starting on 1 April 2019, the vast majority of businesses above the VAT threshold will have to keep records digitally and submit VAT tax returns by using software compatible with MTD. Every business …

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UK business two years on from Brexit vote

Finance

An independent study commissioned by Dun & Bradstreet reveals a UK business community that believes it has already lost out due to the EU referendum. When asked how the Brexit process has affected business finances, 43% of business leaders say they have felt a negative financial impact since the Brexit …

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How you can avoid a ‘risky’ reputation

Finance

As a business leader, avoiding being labelled a ‘risky’ business is a responsibility that lies squarely with you, and unfortunately it doesn’t take much for your business to slump from a healthy position to the ‘danger zone’. A negative reputation is difficult to shake. Once businesses are thinking twice about …

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How to find the right manufacturer for your products

Finance

We all know there’s a lot that goes into setting up a business, so it’s great to start seeing the fruits of our labour when sales (and profits) go up. But once momentum gets going, a new fear sets in – you ask yourself how you’re ever going to ramp …

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