Business development

Businesses’ demand for digital skills tipped to ‘skyrocket’

95% businesses expect demand for digital roles to grow.

Small business exports increase

Almost 1 in 10 SMEs export goods abroad.

R&D investment grows to £23.7bn

Spending on innovation at highest point on record.

AIA rise ‘may bring only complexity’ for SMEs

Higher allowance could create complexity for 97% businesses.

Most firms plan to invest in training

CBI says further apprenticeship levy reform is needed.

Directors call for SME productivity allowance

Allowance proposed to incentivise investment in technology.

SMEs expect revenue growth in 2019

The average firm anticipates 11% increase in revenue.

Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

Small businesses face ‘significantly increased’ costs.

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