Business Regulation

Card surcharges to be banned

Retailers consider new measures to cover costs.

‘Complex’ levy affects apprenticeships

SMEs urged to get to grips with the apprenticeship system.

More firms miss their staging dates

Applications made after the deadline rises 7% on Q2 2017.

Chancellor told to act on business rates rise

British Chambers of Commerce labels rise as “unconscionable”.

Workers dislike the nine-to-five day

Study reveals flexible working patterns appeal to 87% of adults.

SMEs ‘unprepared for GDPR legislation’

Only 9% of business owners fully understand new data protection regulations.

SMEs at risk of cybersecurity breaches

Cyber-attacks hit around 875,000 small businesses last year.

Failure to pay minimum wage costs firms

233 employers forced to pay back £2m in wages and fined £1.9m.

National living wage affects SME profits

Are your profits falling as a result of the latest national living wage rise? This has happened for a majority of business owners.

SME output grows at fastest rate for 7 years

SME manufacturers grew at the fastest pace in 7 years as demand for exports remained strong in Q2 2017.

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