Business optimism is at its highest in over 15 months, with BDO’s Optimism Index jumping over four points.
UK business optimism is rising fast on the back of an upbeat outlook for the UK economy, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.
Sustainability and CSR are not just luxuries for large companies but are accessible to small businesses too, argues Liam Kavanagh.
Finding a job can be hard for many people in the UK, especially after the Brexit vote. Here, the best cities to find a job have been revealed.
Liverpool, Edinburgh and London are the top locations to find a new job this year, showing great promise for local job hunters looking for work in these areas, according to new research by CV-Library.
Thousands of new childcare places for working parents will be created thanks to a £50 million scheme announced by the Education Secretary.
The Education Secretary Justine Greening has today (10 January 2017) announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.
A new type of compressor devised by a UK business could be manufactured in the UK and grab a share of a £50 billion global market.
Design and engineering business Lontra has devised a new approach to compression that will save millions of pounds for the water industry and could be used for more efficient processes across wider industry.
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in infrastructure systems.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in projects to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. We want businesses to collaborate to develop new integrated solutions and new business models.
The Know your Flood campaign is raising awareness to UK SMEs about how to protect your business after 4000 businesses were affected by floods.
The Know Your Flood Risk campaign is today launching a new Guide to Flood Resilience for businesses, developed by two former victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose.
British productivity struggled to break out of its post-financial crisis rut in the three months after June's vote to leave the European Union.
British labour costs rose at the fastest annual rate since late 2013 in the three months after the country voted to leave the European Union, despite continued steady growth in productivity, official figures from the ONS showed on Friday.
HM Revenue and Customs has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year
In the ongoing fight against tax evasion, HMRC took a range of tax fraudsters through the courts in 2016 for prosecution. HMRC’s criminal investigations have led to 679 individuals being convicted for their part in tax crimes, with sentences for 2016 totalling more than 730 years.
Imperial College London and the London School of Economics (LSE) have been awarded a share of £52 million to lead cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering and the social sciences.
MOD awards £30m contract to produce Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) Capability Demonstrator to UK Dragonfire consortium, led by MBDA.
The project will assess innovative LDEW technologies and approaches, culminating in a demonstration of the system in 2019. The contract will assess how the system can pick up and track targets at various ranges and in varied weather conditions over land and water, to allow precision use.
A Somerset dairy farm has been ordered to pay £9,425 in fines and costs for allowing dirty water to escape from a storage lagoon.
The case was brought by the Environment Agency.
Department for International Trade brings in over £16 billion in foreign investment since its creation, revitalising UK industries
The UK’s continued reputation as an attractive place to invest and do business with is helping boost jobs and industry across the country, with new deals worth billions agreed in the last five months.
An increasing amount of SMEs are suffering from delayed invoice payments as a study reveals one in six small firms are forced into the ‘90 day club’.
Here, Jason Hart from Gemalto gives us his top tips for businesses to avoid being the next big damaging security breach headline.
Data breach attacks are set to send shockwaves throughout the world in 2017, with at least one ‘almighty’ breach disclosure of this type expected next year, according to Jason Hart, CTO data protection of Gemalto.
The New Year is here along with the chance to take stock of all the elements of your life – a healthier lifestyle, spending more time with your family, saving more money – and a new career?
January is often the time that people start looking at new job opportunities – sometimes even taking a whole new direction.
SME owners seek smarter video surveillance to tackle theft and loss as it emerges that legacy systems provide limited proof of crime.
UK business owners are struggling for motivation in the face of financial stress, lost time with their families and their own emotional and physical health.
British entrepreneurs are more likely to start a business in January than any other month, a new study reveals.
Record numbers are expected to register their new business ideas this month as Britain’s entrepreneurs continue to make building a business their New Year’s resolution.
Kate Palmer discusses how shared parental leave can be taken and how employers can support their staff.
New homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value.
2017 will see the first Starter Homes being built on brownfield sites across the country, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed today (3 January 2017).
Here, Saul Malpass discusses the main reasons for a small business to invest in new technology.
Here are the main reasons for a small business to invest in new technology.
Some 45 per cent of sole traders spend five hours or more completing their tax return, and 22 per cent say they spend ten hours or more on their annual submission, research finds.
As of 1 January, the next phase of the discard ban starts with fishermen now having to land cod and pollack.
Further action to boost sustainable fishing begins as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, announced Fisheries Minister George Eustice.