Saskia Johnston provides practical advice for small business owners who have been left out of pocket and confused by invoices from abroad.
What you look for in new recruits, and how you attract them should evolve as your business grows and develops, says Alice Weightman.
As a start-up, hiring employees is a sign you’re growing, your plans are coming to fruition and you’ll soon have fresh ideas, energy and manpower to bring to your team.
Nick Bustin outlines how changes to salary sacrifice schemes are going to work and what businesses need to do to prepare.
Salary sacrifice has been used by employers to provide a wide range of benefits to employees. However, changes to such schemes, announced in November’s Autumn Statement, mean that employers who have these arrangements in place must prepare themselves to make sure they adhere to these new rules.
Jonathan Smith shares his thoughts on resolutions for small business owners regarding their relationship with logistics providers in 2017.
The new year will present SMEs with new opportunities despite post-referendum uncertainty. More than ever, SMEs will need the support of their delivery provider and should commit to these three New Year resolutions for 2017:
As the end of the year draws to a close, small business owners are beginning to look to re-evaluate and improve their social media strategy.
Senior citizens and their carers are warned to be on the alert against scams, following the forced winding up of another company that had targeted the elderly.
Souza Healthcare Ltd, a London-based company, that sold overpriced health supplements, specifically targeting elderly and vulnerable consumers was wound up by the High Court following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.
The director of a Reading-based butcher and the director of a company operating a café in Keighley, Yorkshire, have become the latest company directors to receive lengthy bans for employing illegal workers.
In all directors 11 separate businesses across the country have been disqualified recently, all of whom were already fined for employing illegal workers.
Outcome of Charity Commission inquiry into charity REDAID announced.
PHE’s One You campaign is helping middle age people live more healthily by asking ‘How are you?’ and providing free support and tools.
Eight out of 10 of the middle aged either weigh too much, drink too much or don’t exercise enough, as new analysis from Public Health England (PHE) out today (28 December 2016) shows modern life taking its toll on health.
UK car production has reached its highest level since 1999, with over 1.6 million cars built this year (2016).
Environment Agency investigation into spillage results in company being fined £27,000.
A company has been fined after a chemical leak at its Sunderland site.
British organisations signed deals worth more than £250 million during the largest ever healthcare trade mission to China.
30 UK organisations participated in the largest ever healthcare mission to China, visiting Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Half of traders have faced cash flow problems in the last 3 months and expect to face delayed invoices over the next two months.
The government is seeking views on a new pilot fund of up to £60 million aimed at boosting under-represented genres in UK broadcasting and developing the most creative and original content.
New powers announced in March 2016 have seen 7,185 internet retailers come forward to register for VAT.
Online retailers selling goods in Britain have rushed to register for UK VAT, following the introduction of new powers which hold online marketplaces liable for unpaid VAT by overseas retailers.
Working on EU-funded projects has helped a UK research and innovation business to become a leader in transport and logistics solutions.
Transport and logistics research and innovation business Inlecom Systems has grown into a leader in its field after taking part in more than a dozen European projects.
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £6.5 million to research advanced analytical technologies that could improve business performance.
New research reveals the tactics used by big name brands, such as Amazon, River Island and Just Fab, to trick shoppers into spending more at Christmas on their mobile sites.
Here, we look at how debt finance is a popular choice for companies and individuals alike.
Debt finance, in particular the short-term loan market, is a popular route for cash for both individuals and businesses.
Office workers continue to groan about working in cold offices, despite trade workers regularly working in plummeting temperatures this winter.
Dstl announces an innovative competition to crowdsource solutions to improve satellite imaging.
Self-employed freelancers ask for a hug for Christmas after a difficult and uncertain year.
Small shops and businesses set to benefit from the festive cheer as consumers look to spend, a new study reveals.
Shoppers are set to spend an extra £7.5 billion in the UK’s small shops over the coming month, estimates AXA. With most shoppers saying stress is their overriding emotion during Christmas shopping, they are turning to small retailers for a more enjoyable experience.
Bristol businesses Airbus and Rolls-Royce were visited by David Jones, in his first visit to the South West as a Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).
The Minister is travelling across the country to meet with companies and understand their priorities for trade and business, as the Government prepares for negotiations for Britain’s exit from the European Union.