Business planning

Local authorities to extend Sunday trading hours

Amendments have been made to the Enterprise Bill allowing local authorities to extend Sunday opening hours.

Majority of employers support National Living Wage

93% of employers are in support of the new National Living Wage, believing it will boost productivity and retain staff.

Small businesses haven't grown since 2010

1 in 3 small businesses haven't grown in the last 5 years, according to research by Association of Accounting Technicians.

Export growth drops

Export growth has fallen, a report by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL suggests.

SMEs create new jobs

SMEs have created an additional 400,000 jobs this year, analysis by the Forum of Private Business shows.

Auto-enrolment staging date unknown to many employers

Almost two thirds of small and micro employers don't know when they need to start complying with auto-enrolment, according to research by The Pensions Regulator.

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