Small business news - April 2019

Birmingham is UK's top city for small firms

The latest Small Business Index has identified the best European cities for enterprise based on SME population, business support and the affordability of premises...

Date: 10 April 2019

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Apprenticeship Levy uptake remains low

UK businesses are set to lose over one billion pounds in funding because they've failed to set up new apprenticeships, according to a new report...

Date: 9 April 2019

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Pension confusion for one in four workers

New research has found that more than a quarter of UK adults with workplace pensions don't know about the increased contributions which have just come into effect...

Date: 8 April 2019

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Businesses face rising costs as new tax year looms

The latest British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey has found that UK economic health weakened considerably in the first quarter of 2019 as rising business costs and.

Date: 2 April 2019

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Investment in UK businesses set to rise

A survey of private investors has found that 85% are actively looking to invest UK businesses in 2019, with healthcare and technology firms attracting the most interest...

Date: 25 March 2019

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Further defeat for HMRC in IR35 tribunal

Business groups say the latest case, involving TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, proves that HMRC's employment test tool CEST is not fit for purpose...

Date: 25 March 2019

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