Small business news - December 2020

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New initiatives put small firms in the spotlight

A new collaboration between Yell and Amazon means that millions of small businesses can now be found using Alexa; and a start-up is offering grants to help SMEs make TV ads...

Date: 17 November 2020 By:

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Revealed: the best UK cities to start a side hustle

Brighton tops the list of the best places to start a side business as it emerges that website domain name registrations for new businesses soared during the last lockdown...

Date: 17 November 2020 By:

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HMRC warns tax-payers to watch out for scammers

As the 2021 self assessment deadline approaches, there are increasing reports of fake emails, texts and phone calls purporting to be from HMRC...

Date: 17 November 2020 By:

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Sunak extends furlough scheme into Spring 2021

Workers on furlough will now get 80% of their income paid by the government until the end of March 2021; support for the self-employed has also been increased...

Date: 5 November 2020 By:

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England to re-enter lockdown

Prime minister, Boris Johnson, announces that England will go back into lockdown from 5 November...

Date: 31 October 2020 By:

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Zoom effect sees workplace etiquette slipping

A new survey of those working from home because of the pandemic has found that the standard of workplace manners is falling as meetings go online...

Date: 27 October 2020 By:

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