Small business news - August 2019

Business theft on the rise

The UK has seen a 9% increase in business theft over the past three years but some parts of the country are seeing much bigger rises, according to new research...

Date: 13 August 2019

Business owners reveal their biggest regrets

A new study has uncovered the biggest mistakes experienced by the owners of UK small firms, including financing, pricing and taking misplaced advice from others...

Date: 13 August 2019

Over-35s feel undervalued at work

Three new surveys of British workers have focused on the different ways that work can affect employee happiness - from age discrimination to poor leadership...

Date: 30 July 2019

One in three UK firms looking to hire

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce has found that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019...

Date: 30 July 2019

Holiday blues for women business owners

Only one in four female small business owners will be having a two-week holiday this summer according to the results of a new survey...

Date: 23 July 2019

Government to improve UK worker rights

Millions of flexible workers in sectors such as retail and hospitality will benefit from new rights under proposed government reforms...

Date: 23 July 2019

Making Tax Digital VAT return deadline looms

Businesses with an annual turnover above £85,000 are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs to sign up to Making Tax Digital before the 7 August VAT filing date...

Date: 16 July 2019

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