Taking payments as a small business

Strong Customer Authentication is complicating online payments

New EU SCA legislation that risked knocking €150 billion off the EU internet economy on its proposed introduction in September has been given a 'phasing in' extension of 18 months.


Small businesses in devolved regions hit harder by government policy

New research reveals that government policy is more costly for SMEs in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland than it is in London.

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Is regulation a friend or foe?

Here, Bruce Penson, managing director at Pro Drive IT, explores how big data and GDPR presents both challenges and opportunities.


Regulations ‘harming British companies’

There is little communication between European Union (EU) and UK regulatory systems for businesses, with the volume of new legislation reducing the competitiveness of firms, says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).


SMEs ‘unaware’ of WEEE regulations

Many SMEs are still unaware of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation a year after it was issued, claims new research.


Noise regulations now in force

On 6 April 2006, the new Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced, meaning that small business owners must be much more aware of how noise in the workplace affects their employees.


Changes to distance selling rules

The Government has announced changes to the rules on distance selling, with the aim of helping small businesses save time and money.

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks