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This section provides the latest UK News on government initiatives and changes in business strategy and management that create new opportunities for Small businesses.

Ipswich takes the title of best place to start a new business in 2017

If you are looking to start a new business, you might want to look to Ipswich, which has been named the best place for starting.

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British Small Business Awards 2017: Business Lender of the Year shortlist

The shortlisted institutions in the Business Lender of the Year category have been announced for the British Small Business Awards.

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High Street Conference will help independent retailers stay competitive

SaveTheHighStreet.org is holding an inaugural event to level the playing field on the UK's high streets.

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Brexit has UK SMEs looking to Hong Kong for global growth

Young entrepreneurs with less confidence in Europe most likely to have traded with Hong Kong or China in the last year.

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British Small Business Awards 2017: Sole Trader of the Year shortlist

The shortlisted businesses in the Sole Trader of the Year category have been announced for the British Small Business Awards.

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Retailers reducing friction in pursuit of ‘5-star’ customer experiences

Friction-free shopping is a competitive advantage in retail stores, as congestion and not being able to find what you want leave customers shopping elsewhere.

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Can switching your energy provider save you money?

80 per cent of UK small businesses are overpaying for their energy and half of micro-businesses believe they are getting a fair deal.

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How to recognise and support mental health issues in your team?

A third of line managers would struggle to identify mental health issues within their team, according to new research from Bupa.

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The engagement struggle: Sales teams battle to connect to an audience

B2B sales teams spending too long researching prospects while B2B marketers struggling to understand target audience, according to new study by Dun & Bradstreet.

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British Small Business Awards 2017: Micro Business of the Year shortlist

The shortlisted businesses in the Micro Business of the Year category have been announced for the British Small Business Awards.

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Majority of public sector contractors pass IR35 assessment

New reports find 89 per cent of public sector contractors have 'passed' rigorous IR35 assessments, since April, the month of IR35 reform.

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SMEs to save money on train fares with new price predictor tool

The Trainline has now officially launched their revolutionary new Price Prediction tool to help SMEs find the cheapest train fares.

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More than half of Britons use ad-blockers online

More than half of Britons now use online ad-blockers whilst browsing the internet, with more than three fifths findings ads ‘annoying’ and two fifths admitting they are intrusive.

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Giving to charity good for business survey finds

New research finds 54 per cent of UK respondents believe UK businesses should give a percentage of annual profit to charity by law.

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze

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London & Partners Q&A — driving growth in the London startup ecosystem

In this Q&A, we explore how London & Partners' Business Growth Programme is driving economic growth and inclusion in the London startup scene