The re-emergence of geo-economics comes at a time when many states in the developed world – including Europe and the US – faced with high levels of public debt and weak domestic support are choosing to project power through economics rather than military force. This, in turn, is weakening multilateral institutions designed to safeguard the free flow of trade and investment and is giving rise to four trends that could potentially reverse globalisation.
Small and medium-sized businesses could be losing millions of pounds a year because of ineffective management of their fleets of lorries and delivery vans.
UK parenting startup Funifi has introduced a mobile app to make chores a fun experience for children, working in partnership with Unilever through its Foundry scheme, which provides technology innovators support, experience and investment.
On 1 January, 2015, the European Union (EU) fundamentally changed the way value added tax (VAT) was calculated for direct-to-consumer sales of electronically supplied services. With significant consequences for digital marketers in the UK, James Fredlund, vice president of tax at Digital River, shares the five things he believes businesses need to know to succeed in this new regulatory landscape.
Business minister Matthew Hancock has today put his foot down on poor payment practices. The new government-backed Prompt Payment Code is to set out new practices for businesses to follow when dealing with suppliers.
In 2013 David Cameron suggested that “there is not, in my view, a single European demos”. But according to professor Jonathan Clark, “the feasibility of the UK's integration into the EU is determined more by history than by economics”. And history seems to be on Cameron's side.
As part of our comprehensive look at the big employment law issues for 2015, our second of five articles examines the rise of zero-hours contracts and what they mean for business owners.
Brits are set to spend £14.95bn via mobile devices in 2015, driving a huge 77.8 per cent increase on 2014, while the mobile commerce spend in Europe on the whole is set to rise by 88 per cent this year.
British betting business Ladbrokes witnessed revenue growth of nearly 4 per cent during 2014, but saw its profits dented by an £8m hit after Boxing Day football fixtures went the wrong way.
This week, MPs warned that government support for small businesses is “complex and unclear.”
New research from the UK government has revealed that 39 per cent of of would-be entrepreneurs across the country consider starting a business each day, but fear is a big problem.
Simon Moore, CBI international director and member of International Festival for Business 2016's national advisory board outlines why it's increasingly important for businesses to connect to new markets and build an international presence as soon as possible.