Business management

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.

SMEs uncertain about flexible working

Nearly half (45%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unaware of the upcoming changes to the law on flexible working, according to a study by Citrix/YouGov.

Northern Ireland international trade scheme launched

A support scheme designed to help businesses in Northern Ireland trade internationally has been launched by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

Pensions and childcare vouchers most popular benefits

Pension contributions and childcare vouchers are the most commonly offered tax-efficient salary sacrifice benefit, according to research from Employee Benefits.

Service sector optimism increases

Businesses in the service sector want to take on more staff as optimism rises, according to research from the Confederation of British Industry.

Director bonuses drop 23%

Company director bonuses have fallen by an average of 23% over the past year, according to a study by the Chartered Management Institute.

Annual turnover of managers at record low

The labour turnover among managers in the last year is at a record low, the Chartered Management Institute has found.

1.4 million on zero-hours contracts

Around 1.4 million people are employed on zero-hours contracts, an Office for National Statistics study has suggested.

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