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More than half of UK SMEs expecting growth within next three years - 26 June 2017

New research has found that more than half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all across the UK are expecting their business to grow over the next three years.

CBI study suggests key sector is booming - 23 June 2017

Britain’s manufacturing industry continues to perform strongly, new figures suggest.

SMEs: ‘Internet issues’ are the biggest barrier to business productivity - 22 June 2017

A new study suggests that more than two thirds of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that ‘internet issues’ – such as slow broadband and website failures – are the biggest barrier to workplace productivity.

Half of UK businesses hit by at least one cyber-attack last year - 21 June 2017

Worrying new research has revealed that approximately half of all UK businesses were hit by at least one cyber-attack or security breach in 2016.

Study sheds light on what businesses look for when outsourcing work to solicitors - 20 June 2017

95 per cent of UK businesses believe that a law firm’s level of ‘transparency’ is most important when outsourcing work to external solicitors, a new study reveals. According to research carried out by Thompson Reuters, the majority of business clients

Conveyancers welcome revenue boost - 20 June 2017

Conveyancers have enjoyed a significant boost in revenue in recent years, thanks to a highly competitive mortgage market, an increase in the number of first-time buyers getting on the property ladder and the willingness of buyers to pay more in

CAT: Law Society ‘abused its dominant position’ in conveyancing training market - 20 June 2017

A Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has ruled that The Law Society “abused its dominant position” in forcing thousands of law firms to train through its widely-recognised Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). The news comes after claimants raised concerns that the Law

FSB study suggests fall in business confidence - 20 June 2017

A new study carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed a drop in business confidence among Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Economy to grow by 1.7 per cent this year, says ICAEW - 19 June 2017

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) has predicted that the UK economy will grow by 1.7 per cent this year, despite a slump in growth during the first quarter (Q1).

Two-thirds agree with NHS tax, says poll - 16 June 2017

Exactly two-thirds (66 per cent) of people would be happy to pay more tax if it means the quality of the NHS improves, a new poll has revealed.