Despite continued government promises to reduce the amount of time and money spent on keeping up to speed on regulation changes, the average micro, small and medium-sized employer in 2014 has seen an above inflationary rise of £713 in their annual compliance bill.
With the start of the World Cup just around the corner and the country set to be gripped by football mania, employers need to keep an eye out for staff absences warns national business support organisation, the Forum of Private Business.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has expressed its ongoing concerns that “continued distrust” in the banking sector could slow down the pace of recovery in the real economy, as small firms shun banks as sources of investment funding.
David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.