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Small Business Saturday sales for 2016 amounted to a spend of £717m – a growth of 15 per cent year-on-year.
Economists from Warwick Business School (WBS), on their mission to see into the future, found little evidence to suggest Brexit would lead to disappointing growth in 2017. But it hasn’t stopped our November 2016 economic statistics feature from unveiling a few bumps in the road.
As we approach 2017 and enter the busiest period for auto-enrolment, it seems that smaller employers are, for the most part, smoothly adapting to providing workplace pensions – but there are some common challenges all firms will go up against.
In November 2015, EY found that as football continues to grow, so does its economic impact – “the Premier League generated over £6.2bn in economic output that contributed £3.4bn to national GDP in 2013/14”. But its clubs are losing out when it comes to broadband football scores.
After chancellor Philip Hammond’s economic reality check last week, it looks like the UK’s entrepreneurial army will have to roll their sleeves up and accept the challenge of pulling the country out of the mire again.
Information communications technology is now an essential utility in today’s ever increasingly digital world, so the announced Digital Economy Bill earlier this year was well-received.
Having bought back the business he founded earlier in 2016, Harry Brünjes explains why Premier Medical is on the acquisition trail and what that involves.
Scottish online flight booking business Skyscanner has been sold to a Chinese buyer through a deal valuing it at £1.4bn, providing early investor Scottish Equity Partners with a big pay day.
The National Living Wage will increase from £7.20 to £7.50 from April next year, representing a pay rise of around £500 to a full-time worker.
The dust might have settled on Singles Day, but businesses shouldn’t be so quick to sweep away the detritus.
Despite having ambitious growth plans for Flame Heating, John Savage has been careful to not commit the cardinal business mistake of hiring badly.