From the Newsdesk

The enemy within your computer

24 April 2017

One in five UK firms have been hit by a cyber attack in the past year according to a new survey.

Business feeling buoyant according to Bank

24 April 2017

The latest research from the Bank of England suggests that Britain’s businesses are feeling more confident and that investment intentions have picked up, pointing to modest growth in spending in the year ahead.

UK could have most competitive economy by 2030

21 April 2017

Employment rates, income levels and income distribution should be among a range of targets used to measure the success of the Government’s proposed Industrial Strategy.

Too many interns working for free

21 April 2017

An oversupply of graduates effectively means that recruiters can more easily attract graduates to work for free or in low-paid, insecure work according to a leading think tank.

Confidence gaining momentum among small firms

20 April 2017

Business confidence among small firms has hits its highest level in over a year according to the latest Small Business Index (SBI) published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Business resigned to yet more political upheaval

20 April 2017

The Scottish referendum in 2014, the General Election in 2015, the EU referendum in 2016 and now the sequence looks likely to continue with another General Election to be held on 8 June 2017.

Labour plan to tackle late payments

19 April 2017

The Leader of the Opposition has not had a totally positive reaction to his plans in recent months so he will have been pleased that the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is getting behind his proposals on late payment.

Real pay growth takes a hit

19 April 2017

Responding to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Resolution Foundation pointed out that 40% of the workforce are in sectors where pay is falling in real terms.

Government agency holds fire on training

19 April 2017

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recently invited procurement bids for apprenticeship training provision for non-levy-paying employers and found a significant level of interest from the training provider market.

Inflation is biggest pressure facing most firms

18 April 2017

The rise in inflation seen since the EU referendum is the biggest immediate pressure facing most firms, according to Dr Adam Marshall of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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