Business Regulation

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.

Firms ‘unprepared’ for post-Brexit labour market

Almost half of businesses have unrealistic expectations on the post-Brexit immigration system.

Businesses prepare for data protection regulation

Businesses are being warned to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force from 25 May 2018.

Exporter confidence strong for businesses

The number of businesses reporting improved export sales increased in Q1 2017.

Generation X owners cite business fears

Generation X business owners believe cashflow problems will have an adverse effect on their growth plans.

Start-ups receive auto-enrolment reminder

Anyone starting a business or hiring new staff from October 2017 will have instant auto-enrolment duties to fulfil.

Firms ignoring auto-enrolment duties

Small businesses are becoming more complacent with their auto-enrolment duties.

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