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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.

Demand for cloud skills in UK continuing to rise

Cybersecurity jobs increasingly require certification, while demand for development skills rise to help manage cloud apps.

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

The Small Business of the Year finalists at the British Small Business Awards have been announced, rewarding the company of 10-50 employees with the most innovative and sector-disrupting service/product combined with strong turnover growth over the past year.

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Returnship programmes launched to help people back to work

New returnship programmes will help people return to work after a career break, boost skills, and close the gender pay gap

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New research reveals the power of persuasive labels

The psychological study from Avery UK reveals the extent to which labels and label design can increase sales and even ignite consumer loyalty.

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Freelancers confident about striking better work/life balance

Freelancers and contractors are most optimistic about striking a better work/life balance in the next 12 months.

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Consumers admit to ‘abandoning a basket’ to secure a bigger discount

Consumers are savvier than ever when it comes to seeking discounts online and able to ‘game the system’ to secure the best deals.

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SME owners aged 18-24 prioritise strategy over convenience

SME owners aged 18-24 twice as likely to prioritise strategy over convenience when setting up their business.

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Millions stolen from businesses across the UK

New data reveals that £184 million worth of items have been stolen between 2013 and 2016 across the UK.

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Extra £3.4 billion collected from SMEs for underpayment of VAT

£3.4 billion was collected from enquiries into SMEs for underpayment of VAT, as part of HMRC’s crackdown on tax evasion.

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Unsung heroes of the office are worth £525 million a year to UK SMEs

Trainline for Business has revealed that the unsung heroes of the workplace, or ‘Office Oracles’, who book business travel, fix printers, and manage the conference call system, are worth £525 million annually to SMEs, with those working within the technology sector worth the most.

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Half of customers would walk away if cash is the only payment option

Almost two thirds of customers say only some of the SMEs they visit accept cards as a payment option, with many abandoning the purchase because of it.

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What makes a regulated broker different from a non-regulated one?

The knowledge of the differences between a regulated broker and a non-regulated broker is significant and should be with the customers putting their capital into investment.

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Hawaiian shirts and hog roasts top the summer perks wish list

CV-Library reveals what perks UK professionals want to help see them through a hot summer’s day at work.

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Employees’ anxiety over meetings driving them to drink

Nearly half of UK workers admit to getting anxiety over meetings at work, as horrible bosses cause them grief.

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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