Business Regulation

Brexit: businesses support current employment laws

Employers are in support of the current employment law regime as negotiations to leave the EU take place.

Employees in favour of flexible working

Full-time employee and applying for flexible working? Working adults favour flexible working to traditional office hours.

Loss of skilled workers may impact business growth

More than half of small businesses fear skilled staff shortages in post-Brexit Britain.

Businesses miss auto-enrolment deadline

16% of businesses who have applied for a workplace pension did so after their staging date, up from 1% in Q1 2016.

National minimum wage rates from April 2017

The national minimum wage rate for workers aged 21-24 will increase to £7.05 an hour on 1 April 2017.

SMEs leading export growth

SMEs are contributing to UK export growth with 63% now exporting.

Rising costs biggest challenge for firms

Over a fifth of small businesses say rising costs will be their biggest challenge in 2017.

Skill shortages affecting over half of London firms

Over two-fifths of small businesses face challenges recruiting the right staff.

Firms and staff impacted by childcare costs

A third of businesses see childcare as a key factor in recruitment and staff retention, according to British Chambers of Commerce and Middlesex University.

Banks to refer rejected businesses to alternative providers

Nearly three quarters of small businesses seeking finance only ask one lender, according to research by the Treasury.

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