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New digital export service launches for small businesses

28/10/2012

hibu plc, a leading digital services provider, and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have announced the launch of Open to Export, a new online service to help UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to trade internationally.


 

New task force aimed at rejuvenating the High Street

28/10/2012

The Distressed Retail Property Taskforce has launched today (Monday) as senior figures from across the banking, retail and property sectors have signed up to the industry-wide group.


 

British firms 'optimistic' about overseas expansion

28/10/2012

UK mid-cap businesses are investing more in international operations and expect to increase revenue abroad over the next three years amidst a tough economy at home.


 

Bank lending to leasing companies recovering after funding drought

28/10/2012

Bank lending to leasing companies has jumped 17% in the last 18 months (since May 2011), recovering from a slump that began at the start of the recession in 2009, says Syscap, a leading independent finance provider.


 

Bank lending to businesses to hit six-year low

28/10/2012

A new report released by the Ernst & Young Item Club has revealed that bank lending to businesses will hit its lowest level this year since 2006, despite government efforts to stimulate lending.


 

Companies urged to pay a 'Living Wage'

28/10/2012

KPMG believes that more organisations should pay their employees and contract staff, including cleaners, caterers, security staff etc, a Living Wage a rate of pay that enables them to afford a basic quality of life.


 

Britons more optimistic about housing market

28/10/2012

More Britons expect house prices to rise than fall over the coming twelve months, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker.


 

Late payments improve in third quarter

28/10/2012

The latest Late Payment Index from Experian, the global information services company, revealed that UK businesses paid their bills nearly 1.3 days earlier in Q3 2012, compared to the same period last year.


 

Get serious about equal pay, or pay a heavy price

28/10/2012

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on equal pay should send shockwaves through virtually every human resources department in the country, the employment law specialist Bibby Consulting & Support has warned.


 

Interest-rate swaps limbo pushing businesses to the wall

28/10/2012

Thousands of businesses are being pushed towards insolvency because of the delay in implementing the compensation scheme for those mis-sold controversial interest-rate swaps, according to a leading law firm handling dozens of claims.