Small business news - October 2017

Why Brits are afraid to take sabbaticals

International research reveals that British employees are wary of asking for extended breaks from work even though two-thirds are tempted by the idea of a sabbatical...

Date: 17 October 2017

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Could SMEs be key to narrowing the trade deficit?

With the latest trade data for August showing a further widening of the trade deficit, business groups are calling for more Government help for small firms that want to export...

Date: 11 October 2017

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SMEs doubt Government pledges on late payment

A new poll shows that small and micro-businesses are doubtful that the Government's new small business commissioner will adequately tackle the issue of late payment...

Date: 10 October 2017

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Use Budget to stop productivity rot, says FSB

The productivity of UK workers has fallen for the second quarter in a row in a trend that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has called a "productivity puzzle"...

Date: 9 October 2017