Business development

‘Complex’ levy affects apprenticeships

SMEs urged to get to grips with the apprenticeship system.

Online traders add £11bn to UK exports

Business is booming for SMEs trading on Amazon or eBay.

Digital spending for SMEs passes £1.2bn

Most government spending on digital services has gone to SMEs.

Firms planning to increase or maintain development spending

Are you planning to increase or maintain business development? 70% of firms are doing so, according to the Confederation of Business Industry.

Inclusive workplaces linked to productivity

Businesses need to take more action in making their workplaces inclusive to staff, according to the Confederation of Business Industry.

Businesses falling behind on digital technology adoption

Is your business adopting digital technologies? A 'digital divide' is opening up between the 55% of businesses that are adopting digital technologies and the 45% who are falling behind.

Businesses call for clarity on apprenticeship levy

Businesses are calling for more clarity on the logistics and affordability of apprenticeship levy.

‘Skill-shortage vacancies’ a challenge for businesses

The challenge that many businesses are facing in trying to get the right people for their workforce has been detailed in a UKCES Employer Skills Survey.

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