UKCA safety mark postponed indefinitely by Government

Plans to transition to a UKCA designation system for business products, separate from the EU's CE marking, have been put on hold


What the 2023 Spring Budget means for UK tech

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt today announced his 2023 Spring Budget, which included R&D funding and governmental investment in quantum


Government urging firms to cut prices with no extra help

The government's cost of living tsar has announced an upcoming campaign encouraging businesses to cut their prices

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Local authorities blame government for slow release of Covid-19 grants

Some businesses still waiting for grants promised to offset closures in Tier 4 lockdown last year


Boris Johnson hires Andrew Griffith to lead Downing Street business team

Andrew Griffith, COO of Sky TV, will build a large team as bridgehead between Downing Street and business


Government launches £2 million funding competition

A government funding competition allows small businesses to win a share of £2 million for productivity-boosting tech and management practices.

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Insolvency: government initiatives have failed small businesses

Insolvency has reached a near six-year high and it's hitting small businesses hard. Mark Gardner from Excello Law, explains how the government has failed.


SMEs voice doubts about new government and future chances

Three in ten SMEs have no faith that the new government will do anything in particular to help their business grow.


Most UK freelancers and contractors feel unsupported by government

Most freelancers and contractors in the UK feel unsupported by the current government but are likely to vote conservative in the 2017 General Election.


Government policy worries for small businesses

SMEs are concerned about the lack of support from government policy, despite showing optimism for the next year.


Businesses flummoxed by outdated government services 

UK businesses report spending more than a working month a year grappling with outdated government digital services, according to a new study.


Small businesses call for government to deliver on pre-election promises

SME owners want pledges on key issues such as business rates and red tape to be fulfilled, finds a study.

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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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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free