Latest data has revealed that the number of permanent vacancies in the week ending 26th April increased by 28% week-on-week. This marks the first time that demand for talent has risen in a month, as businesses begin to see a ‘glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel’. That’s according to the latest data […]
Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions and the UK’s largest payroll provider, today releases the first edition of the SMB Tracker, highlighting the latest weekly sentiment from businesses across the UK. This week the Tracker finds that a greater proportion of the UK’s small and medium sized businesses may have either applied […]
What does being customer-centric mean in a post-Coronavirus world and how might consumer behaviour change?, with Martin Newman There is no question that the Coronavirus Pandemic, and its impact both in a health context as well as and the subsequent lockdown we’ve all experienced, will impact our behaviour as consumers. Some of that will be […]
Digital strategy and brand communication, how to ensure these are empathetic and of the moment, whilst also still encouraging consumers to shop, With Hannah & Sophie Pycroft Join the founders of Spectrum Collections, the ‘world’s most Instagrammable make-up brushes’, Hannah & Sophie Pycroft as they discuss how to ensure that digital strategy and brand communication […]
New research by Small Business Britain and BT Skills for Tomorrow shows early signs of small business resilience, but over half still expect at least a 50 per cent fall in profits A third (36 per cent) of the UK’s small businesses have pivoted their businesses online, and have introduced new products or services (33 […]
The outbreak of Covid-19 is costing businesses more than £1000 per employee each month in wasted time spent on video-conferencing, according to Wundamail research. Video-calling gives the illusion of collaboration, but Wundamail research reveals overindulging in pointless chit-chat is frustrating employees as 42% of individuals prefer to work in uninterrupted periods of time. Video-calls are Disruptive for […]
Gender pay gap reporting has been suspended in the UK due to the “unprecedented uncertainty and pressure” faced by companies due the Covid-19 crisis. Although the reporting is not mandatory this year, the issue of gender pay inequality persists. As the IFS reveals, women are likely to be disproportionality affected by the economic fallout of the current […]
GlobalWebIndex’s latest report into COVID-19 consumer research has shown that many consumers are planning (very) slow returns to public places. Their report provides a global picture of how countries are handling the pandemic, as some hope to enter the recovery phase. The research was conducted in 17 countries between April 22 – 27, among a total of […]
Posted on 30th April 2020 in Coronavirus.
Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that online retail giant Amazon had 4.06 billion unique visitors in March. According to the data, this figure was more compared to combined visitors for the other five leading online stores. The data shows that eBay, Apple, Walmart, Rakuten, Samsung.com, and Apple.com had cumulative visitors of 3.85 billion. eBay registered […]
Posted on 29th April 2020 .
We’re here to support our customers with their finances during the coronavirus emergency. Our support includes: Connected shopping card for people who are self-isolating Personal account customers can request a second card connected to their Starling account to help them if they are relying on friends, neighbours and community volunteers to get shopping for them. With a […]
Posted on 29th April 2020 in Starling Bank.
Research has confirmed the likely financial impact of Coronavirus on UK businesses, with 63% of companies surveyed lowering their turnover expectations for 2020, by 37% on average. 54% also reported an immediate drop in turnover in March, by an average of 45%. The Covid-19 UK Business Barometer, conducted by Sapio Research and B2B agency Skout, shows a negative […]
By Francesca James, Great British Entrepreneur Awards A lot has changed in the last month and that’s just putting things mildly. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen entrepreneurs facing unprecedented challenges with many businesses concerned about getting through these tough times. Like many of you, I run a small business and have had moments over the […]