Chancellor Rishi Sunak has launched a new scheme where employers can access government funds to retain their employees during the coronavirus outbreak. But where are the provisions for the self-employed?
The mistakes of the past and, to be honest, the present will very quickly come home to roost if a massive change isn?t made to the way we train people for employment.
With any discussion about business and the economy, it would be very easy to get sucked even further into the black hole that’s Brexit. What’s more, a Labour victory could plunger us further into darkness.
Military veterans hold transferable skills that are perfect for roles in the business economy. However, many don’t get the chance to prove themselves due to stigmas surrounding the applicability of ex-military candidates during recruitment processes. But there is light on the horizon for ex-servicemen and women in the UK, as it’s nearly time for the second annual British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, a unique event that celebrates the commercial achievements of military veterans who have found a second career in the private sector.
The ability to bid for and secure public contracts has, for a long time, been in the hands of larger companies. A new government initiative hopes to give SMEs more of a chance, but will it do enough to change the unequal bidding landscape for good?
International Women’s Day has been and gone. But the UK still lags behind other world leading economies when it comes to the number of female entrepreneurs doing business. A new treasury led report proposes ways to change that, including the fact that doing so could release billions of pounds back into the UK economy.
Where ministers want to give the Apprenticeship Levy time to find its feet, Charlie Mullins is calling for complete change in a system that’s inefficient and unworkable.
Unlocking the ?digital potential? of Britain?s rural businesses by increasing connectivity and removing constraints around ecommerce could add up to ?26.4bn to the rural economy annually, a new study has found.
As we settle in to 2018, serial entrepreneur Jan Cavelle examines the array of fast moving challenges that business owners are likely to face this year.
George Osborne has announced a boost for regional businesses in his jointly delivered Spending Review and Autumn Statement, with the further rollout of the government's enterprise zones – 26 are being established or extended.
It's time to raise a glass to the nation's drinkers, as alcohol tax revenues are generating £10bn for the economy, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.
The Night Time Industries Assocation (NTIA) has compiled a new “Forward Into The Night” report, which found that six per cent of the UK's GDP is generated by nighttime businesses. It called on further government support to “champion one of the UK's most culturally significant industries”.