Business management

Minimum wage offenders named

Employers who have not been paying their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

Employees skip lunch breaks

Almost two thirds of employees say they are unable to take their daily statutory lunch break, according to research by healthcare specialists Bupa.

Small firms suffer from poor payment practices

Almost 1 in 5 small businesses have suffered from poor payment practices during the past 2 years, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Shop prices fall 1.8% in September

Shop prices fell by 1.8% in the year to September 2014, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen.

Small firms unprepared for data loss

Less than a third of small businesses have plans to ensure business continuity in the event of data loss, according to a report by disaster recovery firm Databarracks.

SME owners in work/life struggle

Almost two-thirds of SME owners say running a business is a 'constant challenge', a survey for card payment provider First Data Merchant Solutions has found.

Funding your fashion brand

Our fashion clients often ask us for advice about raising finance. Some need help getting off the ground, whilst others want to know how they can take their established business to the next level.

Whether you are seeking finance to fund your first industrial sewing machine or need to secure new premises, our advice is always the same: start with the basics.

No hiding place for care homes

The Serious Case Review into the Orchid View care home in Copthorne, which was launched following the deaths of 19 people, identified numerous failings.

SMEs owed billions in late payments

Small and medium-sized enterprises are owed £39.4 billion in late payments, research by Bacs Payment Schemes has found.

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