The researchers behind a new report into forced labour in cannabis cultivation and the food and construction industries in the UK, are calling on the Government to address the issue in its forthcoming Modern Slavery Bill.
Many businesses see the task of marketing as generating awareness and leads for salespeople to follow-up. It’s a short-sighted view that is costing entrepreneurs and small businesses millions.
As a result of mergers, acquisitions and evolutions of technology, many operators have a complex web of systems and processes. This adds a layer of difficulty which, in turn, affects how new services are established and maintained.
Many of the UK's Mid-sized businesses feel they should be dealt with separately from small companies, according to research released today.
Essentially, an effective communications plan is about creating and sustaining relationships between the company and its ‘publics’ and developing that plan can be divided into five stages.
Mobile traffic has doubled between 2012 and 2013 and prompted online marketers to reevaluate how they capture traffic. To boost engagement across channels, marketers are now optimising their marketing campaigns by device and consumer behaviour.
Over the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in employment tribunals (ET), with single and accepted employment claims increasing from approximately 135,000 in 2001 to approximately 220,000 in 2011 – a rise of 63 per cent (Ministry of Justice figures).
These are austere times, with businesses under constant pressure to slash costs and run efficiently in order to turn a profit. So it will kill CEOs to know that they may unknowingly be sitting on substantial tax relief windfalls, perhaps worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Selling to Europe We see a lot of online vendors making great gains selling to our continental kin, yet hitting the same problems again and again.
Good for business: the UK economy is growing at the fastest rate in the developed world, according to the OECD.
The Government’s decision to extend flexible working rights to all employees next year could create unexpected issues for some employers. For example, some employers could receive multiple requests from workers who don’t want to work on Fridays.
Neil Bennett, director and licenced insolvency practitioner at Leonard Curtis, has 30 years’ experience giving advice to distressed businesses. We spoke to him about the issues facing directors.