• 04 Oct 2018

    UK services growth strong in September

    September's data shows another solid increase in business activity across the UK service sector, with the rate of growth easing only slightly since August. The IHS Markit/CIPS UK services PMI fell...

  • 02 Oct 2018

    Complexity holding back would-be entrepreneurs

    Young people are being put off setting up their own businesses because of the complexity of accessing information, advice and funds. According to the report from Great British Enterprise Opportunity,...

  • 27 Sep 2018

    200% increase in HMRC ‘scam searches’

    Consumer complaints site Resolver has reported a 200 per cent weekly increase in searches related to identifying HMRC scam messages. Emails with statements such as: “We identified an error in...

  • 27 Sep 2018

    SMEs suffer late payments delays

    In his Spring Budget in March, Chancellor Philip Hammond made many promises, one of which was his pledged assault on the “scourge” of late payments to small firms. We are...

  • 26 Sep 2018

    SME pessimism grows amid Brexit uncertainty

    UK small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) confidence has dropped significantly this quarter, with the self-employed feeling particularly pessimistic about their prospects in the coming months. According to the latest...

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Key areas of support sought by UK manufacturers

    According to data from the Manufacturing Growth Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and published in The Manufacturer*, there are five specific areas of support which manufacturing businesses...

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