Business management

Employee ownership model making progress

A review of the progress that has been made in promoting and expanding employee ownership of UK businesses has said that "significant progress has been made" this year.

Government clamps down on minimum wage

Employers who pay their staff less than the national minimum wage (NMW) risk damaging their business reputation and suffer from low productivity and high staff turnover, a Government survey has found.

Business group launches guide for new employers

Many growing businesses are unsure about their obligations when taking on employees for the first time, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

Record number of businesses in the UK

The number of private sector businesses in the UK reached a record 4.9 million at the start of 2013, figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown.

Forgotten invoices cost SMEs dear

UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) could be losing up to £3.7 billion as a result of poor internal systems and financial accounting, according to a survey by Exact.

Three in five workers stressed at work

More than three in five workers (64 per cent) admit to feeling stressed at work, according to research from YouGov conducted on behalf of Westfield Health.

Employers get savvy with staff benefits

More employers and HR professionals are aligning their staff benefit packages with the company's objectives, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found.

Half of employers increase staff wages

Almost half (49 per cent) of small businesses with employees on the national minimum wage (NMW) have increased wages in the last 12 months or are considering raising pay in the future, research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.

End of auto-rollover energy contracts for businesses

Small businesses will no longer be locked into 'automatic rollover' energy contracts after five of the UK's 'big six' energy companies agreed to end the practice.

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