There has been huge outcry around government changes to the business rate that kicks in next month, which chancellor Philip Hammond tried to soften in his Spring Budget.
Prior to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the EU Data Protection Directive made headlines in 1995 as the first official set of rules governing consumer privacy. But since then, we have become more connected than ever before.
In the wake of International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on 8 March and calls for people globally to come together and promote a more inclusive world of gender equality, it seems timely to take a step back and remember that gender diversity in the workplace is far more than just a box-ticking exercise.
In an exclusive with Real Business, it’s been revealed that Sharing Economy UK founder Debbie Wosskow has stood down as chair, which will see the trade body join the CBI, effectively reflecting the sector’s importance to British business.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed SMEs account for 99 per cent of all private sector businesses in the UK. Although a large number of these businesses thrive, many SMEs struggle with basic cash flow issues as a result of late payments.
The luxury lingerie business Agent Provocateur was sold for around £30m last week by its private equity owners 3i, in a controversial pre-pack administration to Mike Ashley, the billionaire behind Sports Direct.
Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the UK’s economy, providing the lion’s share of jobs and business in their respective communities. But in light of the changing global economy and the dizzying pace of technological advancement, SMEs need to adapt to survive.
A great deal of economic uncertainty has spread across the world this year already, worrying leaders, and we’re only halfway through March.
Judging by this week’s omnishambles Budget, the Treasury would indeed be more at home with Jeremy Corbyn.
Mark Zuckerberg declared in a manifesto announcement that Facebook is training AI to spot harmful content in order to take it down from the site. Putting aside its Orwellian tone, for many it raises the important question: Can AI ever be trained to act as a moral compass?
Seeking advice from external consultants isn’t a sign of weakness. Instead, it is indicative of a shrewd business-focused mind that is aware of any weak links.
Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, a powerful female leader on the show, and now in real life, has revealed that even she finds herself challenged by inequality in the workplace.