Small business news - February 2017

Small businesses hit hardest by cyber threat

New research into the impact of cyber crime has found that the financial impact of cyber attacks is disproportionally higher for smaller companies. A study of 3,000 businesses in

Date: 17 February 2017

Also in the news this week - 17 February 2017

The new pound coin is coming It's just six weeks until the new 12-sided pound coin enters circulation. This is the first time the £1 coin has been changed in over 30 years.

Date: 17 February 2017

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Margins getting squeezed as costs rise

The recent fall in the value of Sterling is squeezing domestic sales margins and increasing the cost base of UK businesses, according to new research by the British Chambers of Com

Date: 10 February 2017

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Small businesses struggling to scale up

The majority of small business leaders are finding it hard to find time for business management and development according to a new study. The Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index,

Date: 10 February 2017

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Business groups submit Spring budget wishlists

The UK's leading business groups have written to chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond calling for a pro-business budget on 8 March. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Date: 10 February 2017

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Also in the news this week - 10 February 2017

New guide to help SMEs navigate Brexit The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) have published a new guide to help small bu

Date: 10 February 2017

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The UK's self-employed: better off and happier

The UK self-employed work fewer hours, earn above average incomes and are generally happier than salaried workers according to a new study. The Definitive Study of the Self-Empl

Date: 3 February 2017