Business management

Small businesses get £8m tech boost

New fund encourages SMEs to take up leading technologies.

Small firms unprepared for disruption

Missed payments and losing key staff among most common threats.

Handling late payments

Firms ‘menaced’ by late payments.

Tenant fees ban set to cost landlords £82.9m

Bill to ban letting fees and limit deposits.

Most SME bosses face staff challenges

3 in 4 owners are concerned with avoiding ‘employee churn’.

OTS calls for business tax simplification

Reforms recommended for 5 key business development stages.

Changes to termination payments

New rules came into force on 6 April 2018.

Employer changes to auto-enrolment

Minimum contributions to double in April 2018.

New laws to protect company directors

Directors twice as likely to be targeted by identity thieves.

Productivity growth ‘strongest since 2008’

Hourly output hits highest level since recession.

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