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Business News

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Westminster needs to provide greater clarity over the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 amid warnings from Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland that it could potentially undermine apprenticeship policies.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Dropping engagement with maths and science subjects during secondary school - and a lack of awareness about the vital applications of engineering and technology skills - threatens the future of the UK's economic performance, a new report has warned.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Manufacturing production and order books showed signs of stabilising in the three months to January, but there were limited signs of a recovery in exports, according to new research.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Manufacturing output fell by 1.2 per cent in November compared with a year earlier, according to official figures.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Only 36 per cent of UK SMEs expect to grow in the first quarter of 2016 as a muted outlook for the wider economic environment has curbed confidence, according to a new survey.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The UK economy is the biggest concern for businesses for 2016, according to a new survey.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Economic growth across the private sector picked up in the three months to December, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Business owners need to be on their guard over the coming festive break, after Britain has been battered by storms and floods, warns a UK insurer.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Almost half (44%) of small and medium-sized firms applying for development finance over the past year were successful, up from 27% in 2014, according to a report by Albion Ventures.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Small businesses are struggling under the burden of increasing property values and rising rents, according to the Bank of Cyprus UK’s latest Owner Managed Business (OMB) Barometer.

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SME Toolkit

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