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Workers owed around £2 million after NMW checks

17 August 2017

It would be fair to say that the Government's practice of naming and shaming employers who fail to pay the National Minimum or Living Wage has tended to catch smaller employers running businesses such as restaurants or take-aways.

Strategic Government suppliers promise to pay on time

17 August 2017

Government departments have a good record of paying suppliers on time with over 80% of undisputed invoices to smaller firms paid within five days, and the remainder settled within 30 days.

Treasury goes on a unicorn hunt

16 August 2017

A National Investment Fund to back innovative UK firms has been proposed by the Government.

Government welcomes BT broadband offer

15 August 2017

BT has said it will invest between £450 million and £600 million to provide universal broadband access across the UK at minimum speeds of 10 megabits per second (Mbps).

Playing catch up with the GDPR

11 August 2017

Anyone reading our recent news story ("The GDPR will survive Brexit") might have also seen an item back in March ("How safe is your data?") and wondered why the Government is only just highlighting something that has been known about for months.

Innovate to accumulate

10 August 2017

Ideas that help improve business productivity could scoop a share of £500,000 thanks to a new initiative launched by Innovate UK.

One in five business leaders ignorant of EU law

9 August 2017

A survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that just a quarter of nearly one thousand business leaders understand how their businesses are affected by EU legislation.

The GDPR will survive Brexit

8 August 2017

It was widely anticipated that the Government would continue to observe the requirements of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after the UK leaves the Union and that has now been confirmed.

Bids invited for training apprentices

7 August 2017

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has confirmed the launch of a new procurement round aimed at identifying apprenticeship training provision for non-levy paying employers.

Cracking down on credit card surcharges

4 August 2017

The days of having to pay up to 20% extra for something just because you pay by credit card are coming to a close.


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