Business Regulation

‘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.

SMEs hit with auto-enrolment fines

Smaller firms are more likely to ignore their auto-enrolment duties, putting them at risk of a penalty fine.

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