Two-thirds of UK workers are now saving through a workplace pension scheme, thanks to automatic pension enrolment, but seven in ten employers are feeling the impact in cost terms.
Posted on 10th February 2016 in General business.
In a speech to the British Property Federation’s annual conference on Tuesday, Jon Cunliffe considers the factors that drove the rapid of expansion of credit, in particular to the household sector, in the 10 years up to the crisis.
Over £2 billion has been collected from users of tax avoidance schemes as a result of new government measures to collect disputed tax upfront.
A new briefing from the Institute of Economic Affairs argues that if the current system is changed in this way there would be huge practical problems, unnecessary new complexity and inappropriate over-taxation of those on fluctuating incomes.
Posted on 10th February 2016 .
All adult refugees who have arrived in Scotland under the Syrian Resettlement Programme are receiving English language training, Humza Yousaf confirmed today.
Posted on 10th February 2016 in Regional News.
New data from the latest HomeLet Rental Index reveals rent prices for new tenancies in Greater London are rising at the slowest rate for almost two years. The January index data shows Greater London rent prices are 6.2% higher for the three months to January 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, this is the slowest […]
Yesterday, Asda announced the UK’s first ever wonky veg box – giving customers a 5kg box of curvy, cracked and generally misshapen veg for an affordable price of £3.50. The move is good news for Asda, with the new box receiving a positive response from consumers. According to a survey from OnePulse, almost ¾ (74%) of the […]
Posted on 9th February 2016 .
The Institute of Directors has said that despite trade flat-lining in 2015, according to official figures released this morning, there are tentative signs that UK firms are tapping into new markets and the services sector continues to perform strongly. Allie Renison, Head of Trade Policy at the IoD, said: “The total value of trade, […]
Posted on 9th February 2016 in export.
New research reveals that British employees are, on the whole, happy at work, with a third feeling inspired to succeed every day and 70 per cent feeling positive more than three days a week. Ahead of the second Employee Motivation Day on 25th February, a study into the behaviours of the UK’s workforce highlights that team dynamics […]
Posted on 9th February 2016 .
UK businesses saw a rise of 6% in total payments from Europe during 2015 compared to 2014, while of the top ten export destinations for UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), four fifths were in Europe. This is according to the new Barclays’ Business Abroad Index, which tracked overseas payments made to its business […]
More than half (53%) of the UK’s small & medium sized businesses (SMBs) confirm that business confidence and optimism is a key component to managing a successful business. According to research released today and conducted by Xero, business confidence is the key contributor to business success and economic growth. Developing and maintaining this SMB business confidence is […]