- Telephone: 01344 776225
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More than half of independent retailers in England think that their town centre is performing 'poorly' but 70 per cent think that better relationships with local authorities would improve the situation, according to research from the Federation of Small Businesses.
The Bank of England (BoE) has upgraded its UK economic outlook and said that inflation is now weaker than originally predicted three months ago.
Businesses in Northern Ireland are expecting a £40 million boost from the G8 Summit being held in County Fermanagh next month, research carried out by the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy (NICEP) has found.
Official figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the employment rate for those aged 16-64 fell by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of the year, when compared with the final three months of 2012.
Small firms in the UK are being encouraged to increase their online engagement in order to boost sales and employment growth.
A report by the Prime Minister's adviser on enterprise, Lord Young, has recommended removing the age cap on the Government's loan scheme for start-ups.
The base rate of interest has been held at 0.5 per cent and there will be no immediate increase in the Bank of England's quantitative easing asset purchase programme, after the latest meeting of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee.
The Government's plans for the new parliamentary session have been outlined in the Queen's Speech. Proposals of interest to businesses include those around national insurance contributions, consumer rights and deregulation.
A statement of principles that sets out steps UK businesses should take in order to improve the transparency and understanding of their tax affairs has been published by the Confederation of British Industry.
The value of retail sales in the UK was down by 2.2 per cent in April compared with April 2012, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium.
Proposals to overhaul Scotland's planning system will help to deliver more jobs and sustainable economic growth, the Scottish Government has said.
The chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce has urged the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee to resist pressures to add to its quantitative easing programme.
Some borrowers with interest-only mortgages that are due to mature in the next seven years may not be able to fully repay their loan, a report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned.
A number of Commonwealth nations are among those who have signed an agreement to share tax information, a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said.
Simplified rules for businesses to buy back employee-owned shares in the company have come into force. The changes are aimed at encouraging greater take-up of direct employee ownership and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses.
The Government's 'radical reshaping' of the UK benefits system got underway today as Universal Credit began for jobseekers in the North-West of England.
Urban regeneration initiatives must form a 'key plank' of the Northern Ireland Executive's economic policy, according to the chairman of the CBI in Northern Ireland.
Small businesses spent an average of £3,500 on technology in the last year, as more employers embrace new methods to grow and create jobs, a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.
The UK economy avoided falling back into recession after official figures revealed a growth of 0.3 per cent in the first three months of the year.
Changes to insurance laws which came into effect this month are likely to benefit consumers and the way they make claims.
- 1 of 111