Budget banter is something we’ve grown accustomed to, with the chancellor in question trying to brighten the mood created by economic statistics. So what staged material did Philip Hammond come up with?
The Black Friday sales are almost upon us. Are you ready for hordes of frenzied people invading physical and online shops, pulling hair like rabid dogs, screaming and shouting the get their hands on a 50 per cent off toaster?
The idea of Black Friday conjures up scenes of consumer carnage on the high street, but there are some companies that have flipped the concept on its head.
Alongside investment in digital skills, maths training and funding for infrastructure and cities projects that could have some long-term effect on businesses, there were also some announcements that could impact more directly on scale-ups.
Jon Baldwin, partner at Winckworth Sherwood, gives his expert tips on winning public sector contracts an increasingly lucrative pool of work.
While chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget reiterated previous digital investments, he also committed additional funding to boost initiatives around artificial intelligence, 5G and full-fibre broadband.
The inability to control costs is a legacy of outdated ways of managing mileage, relying on employees to provide estimates of distances travelled.
The majority of businesses still have a traditional workplace, which is increasingly at odds with a modern workplace culture.
The Autumn Budget, chancellor Philip Hammond expressed, went a long way in ensuring peace of mind, with his numerous announcements including an increase in the National Minimum Wage.
According to Phillip Hammond, a new startup is spawned every single hour in the UK. As business owners, we all know that the UK’s 5.5m SMEs are the economic backbone of this country and they play a very significant role in boosting the economy.