Small business news - April 2019

Government backs UK firms with new funding

The government has provided £200 million of additional funding via the British Business Bank to support innovative start-ups and small firms that require finance to grow...

Date: 17 April 2019

Big break for aspiring food entrepreneurs

The Federation of Small Businesses has partnered with Le Cordon Bleu to give aspiring entrepreneurs with a food business idea the chance to turn their dream into reality...

Date: 16 April 2019

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Birmingham is UK's top city for small firms

The latest Small Business Index has identified the best European cities for enterprise based on SME population, business support and the affordability of premises...

Date: 10 April 2019

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Apprenticeship Levy uptake remains low

UK businesses are set to lose over one billion pounds in funding because they've failed to set up new apprenticeships, according to a new report...

Date: 9 April 2019

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Pension confusion for one in four workers

New research has found that more than a quarter of UK adults with workplace pensions don't know about the increased contributions which have just come into effect...

Date: 8 April 2019

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Businesses face rising costs as new tax year looms

The latest British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey has found that UK economic health weakened considerably in the first quarter of 2019 as rising business costs and.

Date: 2 April 2019

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