23 Jul 11:15

Increasing red tape leaves SMEs in the South East with a £3.0 billion bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs on the region’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the region £3.0 billion or £1,880 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £2.0 billion • Consultants accou...
23 Jul 11:00

Increasing red tape leaves small firms in Scotland with a £1.5 billion bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs on the region’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the country £1.5 billion or £1,810 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £1.05 billion • Consultants acc...
23 Jul 10:45

Increasing red tape leaves small firms in the North West with a £2 billion bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs on the region’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the region £2.1 billion or £1,800 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £1.4 billion • Consultants accou...
23 Jul 10:30

Increasing red tape leaves small firms in London with a £3.2 billion bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs in the capital’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the region £3.2 billion or £1,830 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £2.1 billion • Consultants acco...
23 Jul 10:00

Increasing red tape leaves small firms in the East Midlands with a £1.4 billion bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs on the region’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the region £1.4 billion or £1,830 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £950 million • Consultants accou...
23 Jul 09:45

Increasing red tape leaves small firms in the North East with a £598 million bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs on the region’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the region £0.6 billion or £1,790 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £0.4 billion • Consultants accou...
23 Jul 09:30

Increasing red tape leaves small firms in the East of England with a £2.0 billion bill for annual compliance costs

Although there is uncertainty about the economic recovery, there is no doubt that the administrative costs on the region’s small firms is increasing. • Red tape costs business in the region £2.0 billion or £1,900 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £1.3 billion • Consultants accou...
22 Jul 19:00

Is Britain for sale? The true cost of Foreign ownership to us all

Britain has sold off more than half of its companies to foreigners but does anyone really care? When asked to think of a quintessentially British company you might instantly consider Boots the chemist, Jaguar Landrover, Mini, Selfridges, Harrods, The Savoy, Fortnum & Mason, Cadburys, the Dorc...
21 Jul 15:45

Novo Coffee House Proves Caffeine Hit Through Start Up Funding

Neville Morris had the dream to bring the taste of the Caribbean to Dewsbury. After over 20 years working in sales, he put his passion for good food and coffee to work, and with help from the Business Enterprise Fund and the Start Up Loans Company, Novo Coffee House was born. Neville received fin...
20 Jul 16:00

FREE business start-up advice session launched for the retired in Herts & Beds

Thinking of starting your own business after you’ve retired? Local enterprise agency, Wenta, are offering a FREE business start-up advice session for local residents that have retired or are planning their retirement. This ‘Reinvent Your Retirement’ session will give you the opportunity to...
20 Jul 15:00

Social Enterprise Success Boosts Economic Growth

The Business Enterprise Fund has seen another significant year of growth. With their lending continuing to touch more and more businesses, BEF has not only grown in scale but it has grown in terms of the area it covers. Formerly covered West and North Yorkshire, BEF now covers the whole of the No...
20 Jul 09:15

Does it really cost £300 a week to keep the kids off the streets during the holidays? No, say JournoLink businesses

As research suggests parents are having to budget £1500 to fund their child's school holiday needs, small businesses have stepped up to offer suggestions of how to keep their restless offspring off the streets. JournoLink, the on line platform linking small businesses to journalists, blogger...
17 Jul 16:00

Boxtoff App For Safe, Accessible and Mobile Document Storage

If you have been waiting for the perfect solution to organise your personal files – it has finally arrived in the form of www.boxtoff.com. With its unique indexing system and fully featured app you can rest assured that you will never again be without your vital information when you need it, all pro...
17 Jul 13:00

BELISAMA: Lakes, Rivers, Fire & Craft; a study in fabric new collection launch at LFW with Fashions Finest London

New collection launch at London Fashion week - off schedule with Fashions Finest 19th September 2015 2pm Grand Connaught Rooms 61 -65 Great Queen St London WC2B 5DA A new collection to be showcased via Fashion’s Finest at London fashion week this September, also at Bedfordshire fashion week...
17 Jul 09:15

Small firms expecting to hire despite slight rise in unemployment, say FSB

Small firms expecting to hire despite slight rise in unemployment, say FSB Reacting to news that unemployment has risen by 15,000 to 1.85 million people between March and May 2015, John Allan, FSB National Chairman, said: “Although unemployment is very marginally up, we believe the previously...
16 Jul 16:30

Red tape costs the service sector 8.4 billion, the only sector to see a reduction in real terms from 2013

Compliance now costs the nation’s service sector around £14,700 or over £1,750 per employee • Red tape costs the service sector £8.4 billion or £1,775 per job • Internal compliance costs have increased slightly to £4.1 billion, a reduction in real terms of 5% • Consultants account for £2.3 mill...
16 Jul 16:00

Red tape adds £6.4 billion onto the cost of distribution in the UK.

Compliance now costs the nation’s independent retailers, transport companies, restaurants and hotels around £15,900 per firm • Red tape costs distributive trades £6.4 billion or £1,845 per job • Internal compliance costs have risen to £4.1 billion • Consultants account for £2.3 million, a reduc...
16 Jul 15:45

Red tape adds £3.2 billion onto the cost of manufacturing in the UK as internal compliance costs rise by 23%.

Compliance now costs the nation’s manufacturers around £21,730 each with smaller firms paying proportionally more • Red tape costs the nation’s SME manufacturers £3.2 billion per £1,900 per job. • Internal compliance costs have jumped to £2.3 billion. • Despite accounting for 12% of SME employe...