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Business News

Friday, 13 January 2017

Rising costs were the number one concern for SMEs as they headed into 2017, according to a new survey.

Monday, 9 January 2017

More than half of SME owners are not confident about the UK's economic outlook for the year ahead, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Six out of 10 invoices issued by SMEs remain unpaid within the debtor day period, according to new research.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Growth in the UK private sector increased in the three months to December to reach a 12-month high, according to the latest figures.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

There is plenty of optimism for a happy new year among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with three quarters of firms saying it is business as usual following the Brexit vote, according to a new survey.

Monday, 19 December 2016

The underlying strengths of the UK labour market will see jobs growth continue into 2017, according to the latest CBI/Pertemps Network Group Employment Trends Survey.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Unemployment fell by 16,000 between August and October to 1.62m, according to official figures.

Monday, 12 December 2016

The UK economy was stronger than expected in the third quarter - but the momentum is set to slow over the next two years, the British Chambers of Commerce has said.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Seven out of 10 SMEs see cashflow problems as the biggest risk to their business, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Small businesses in the UK are missing out on work because they are failing to answer their phone calls, and are letting them go through to voicemail instead, according to a new report from telephone answering service, Moneypenny.

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