All Starting A Business articles – Page 2

  • Kwasi Kwarteng

    ‘No plans’ to cut workers’ rights, minister says


    The UK government will not lower the standards of workers’ rights following Brexit, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said. Mr Kwarteng was responded to a news story published by the Financial Times , indicating that the government was planning to scrap some workers’ rights that were ...

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    UK economy shrank 2.6% in November


    The UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as fresh lockdowns halted much of the country's economic activity, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS said the UK's GDP was 8.5% below its pre-pandemic peak in February, while November marks the first contraction after six months of ...

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    75% of workers suffered burnout in 2020

    Three quarters of workers in the UK have suffered from burnout in the past 12 months, according to work management tool Asana.

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    haysmacintyre joins Great British Entrepreneur Awards as partner


    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards has announced haysmacintyre as a premium partner for the 2021 programme. haysmacintyre is an award-winning, international firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors who help their clients to solve problems, grasp opportunities and achieve their goals. Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards ...

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    Homeschooling boosts EdTech in 2020


    Lockdown measures and forced school closures during 2020 led to an explosive growth of the UK's EdTech sector, according to global recruiter Robert Walters and data provider Vacancysoft. Despite a 11% shrinking of the whole economy, the EdTech sector grew by more than 71%, significantly more than the year-on-year growth ...

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    Prince Charles urges businesses to join ‘Earth Charter’


    The Prince of Wales is calling on businesses to do more to protect the planet by joining the ‘Terra Carta’. Marking 50 years of environmental campaigning, Prince Charles’ ‘Earth Charter’ aims to raise £7.3 billion to invest in the natural world. Speaking at the virtual One Planet ...

  • Feature

    Third of hospitality firms fear collapse


    More than a third of hospitality businesses in the UK say they have little or no confidence they will survive the next three months, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It comes after the industry trade body, Hospitality UK, this week revealed that an estimated 660,000 jobs have ...

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    Four ways entrepreneurs young and old can benefit from succession planning


    Exiting a business can be a moment of truth for an entrepreneur. A solid succession plan can make the difference between success and failure. Read the full report from our Partner UBS Global Wealth Management below:

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    Sustainable fashion: Is greenwashing a necessary evil?


    The fashion industry has come under intense scrutiny over the past 18 months over its contribution to the growing global climate crisis. According to Good on You, “Fast fashion can be defined as cheap, trendy clothing, that samples ideas from the catwalk or celebrity culture and turns them into ...

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    Young and ethnic minorities most likely to lose job after furlough


    Young people and people from ethnic minorities are more likely to have lost their job after returning to work from furlough than any other demographic, new figures show. A survey of 6,000 people in the UK, conducted by the Resolution Foundation, found that 19% of 18-24 year olds who were ...

  • Jacqueline Taiwo

    Investment industry urged to promote more black women


    The investment industry is being urged to do more to tackle systemic discrimination by promoting more black women. Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) – a group of 300 industry professionals in England and Wales - has written to investment firms calling on them to take more action than “solidarity ...

  • News

    16 million jobs at risk if SMEs don't get targeted support


    More than 16 million jobs could be at risk in the UK if the country's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not receive targeted support measures to help them through the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have warned. King's Business School said many of the UK's SMEs are in a "precarious" position, ...

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    Brexit: Everyday goods 'much more expensive' under no deal


    The cost of everyday items will be "much more expensive" if the government cannot secure a free-trade agreement with the EU, a business group has warned. The organisation, which represents the UK's haulage industry, said the cost of moving transporting goods will likely rise and customers could be charged up ...

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    Government scraps long-term spending review


    Image: BBC The government has scrapped its plans to deliver a long-term Spending Review as uncertainty surrounding the economy continue. It had hoped that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak would outline the government's spending plans for the remaining years of this Parliament. Instead, he will set out a one-year review ...

  • News

    Tier 2 areas set for more support


    Businesses in tier 2 lockdown areas will receive more financial support from the government, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce today (Thursday). Currently, the Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme in November, is only available to businesses ordered to close as part of the tier ...

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    Starling Portrait Series: Dave Linton


    More often than not, business is about looking at how things have been done before and having the courage and imagination to reinvent the rules. That’s what Anne Boden did when she created Starling Bank , an app-based bank for personal and business current accounts. Born out of her determination ...

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    Can UK tech start-ups change us for the good?


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking At a recent GBEA and haysmacintyre roundtable event tech for good was the focus of discussion. Can UK tech startups change us for the good? Change is hard. We all know that. And the older we are, the hard it is. That is why ...

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    Food founders festival goes virtual


    Since 2016 the Bread & Jam Festival has been the “go-to” event for anyone wanting to start or grow a food or drink business. The annual conference for challenger brands pulls together the biggest names in food and drink, from successful entrepreneurs to high-street retailers and industry investors. And, in ...

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    Concerns over new Covid lockdown 'ripple effect'


    Business groups and the Labour Party say they are concerned about the "ripple effect" caused by new lockdown rules expected to be announced today (Monday). Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to introduce a range of new measures including a three-tiered ranking for Covid risk level, with the highest risk ...

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    Economic recovery 'faster than expected'


    The UK's economic recovery is progressing "faster than expected" according to a think tank that reported a surge in retail spending. EY Item Club's report forecasts economic growth of 16-17% in the three months to September compared with the previous three months, above expectations of 12%. Despite these figures, the ...