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Business News

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

SMEs signalled a more bullish outlook in the first quarter of 2016, with almost half expecting sales to increase in the months ahead, according to new research.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Consumer confidence stalled in March amid speculation that "Brexit jitters" could be behind a fall in sentiment over the past year.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

England's 24 Enterprise Zones attracted nearly 2,000 jobs in the three months to September - an increase of nine per cent on the previous quarter.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

A senior Government minister has taken part in an historic summit to ‘sell’ the Northern Powerhouse to regional leaders from China.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Entrepreneurs in Liverpool are being offered empty retail units for a £1 per week under a new scheme from the city council.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Council chiefs and local business leaders in charge of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been offered a share of £1.8bn to help promote economic growth and attract investment from overseas.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Manufacturing output fell at the fastest pace since September 2009 in the three months to March - but production is expected to rebound strongly over the next three months, according to the CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Confidence among small firms hit the lowest point in three years during the first quarter of 2016 amid uncertainty over the economic outlook and a host of new challenges such as the National Living Wage and pensions auto-enrolment, according to a new survey.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The Chancellor has backed small business with a budget that simplifies the tax system and cuts business rates says the Federation of Small Businesses.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Nine out of 10 businesses will no longer be competitive by the end of the decade because of new technology, according to a new report.

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SME Toolkit

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After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.