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Call for SMEs to improve cyber security - 1 June 2017

A research group has warned that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to change their cyber security habits fast in the aftermath of the recent NHS ransomware attacks.

Record levels of food and drink exports in 2017, says FDF - 31 May 2017

The UK exported a record volume of food and drink products in the first three months of 2017, a study has revealed.

UK SMEs “reaping the benefits” of rewarding staff, study finds - 30 May 2017

New research suggests that 94 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regularly gift rewards to their employees, while 34 per cent believe that they enjoy enhanced employee retention rates as a direct result of this.

ONS revises growth figure as UK economy fails to meet expectations - 26 May 2017

The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) first quarter figures showed that GDP rose by just 0.2 per cent – 0.1 per cent less than predicted.

Almost half of entrepreneurs say clear business strategy is crucial to success - 25 May 2017

Almost half (47 per cent) of business leaders and budding entrepreneurs believe that having a clearly-defined business strategy in place is crucial to developing and maintaining a successful business.

SMEs losing customers over failure to accept electronic payments, study suggests - 23 May 2017

A new study suggests that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that do not accept electronic payments are missing out on more than £1bn in potential sales. The news comes after research from Barclaycard found that around two thirds (65 per

Labour pledges to exclude small businesses from quarterly digital reporting if MTD is reinstated - 22 May 2017

The Labour Party’s manifesto claims that, if elected, the Party would ensure that small businesses with a turnover of £85,000 or less are exempt from quarterly digital reporting requirements under Making Tax Digital (MTD) plans. MTD proposals were abruptly dropped