16 Jul 15:00

Red tape adds £2.0 billion onto the cost of construction - the highest cost per employee of any sector in the UK.

Compliance now costs the nation’s builders around £13,500 or almost £2,300 per employee • Red tape costs the UK construction £2.0 billion or £2,275 per job • Internal compliance costs have jumped to £1.5 billion • Despite accounting for 8% of SME employment, builders are responsible for 11% of...
16 Jul 14:15

Award-Winning Business Woman to Headline Thrive Yorkshire Conference

‘Thrive Yorkshire’ Business Growth Conference is back with award-winning business woman, Kate Hardcastle, heading the line- up of Yorkshire based speakers! Following great feedback from those that attended last year, the conference is once again offering practical strategies, tools and tips to...
15 Jul 14:30

Red tape adds over a billion pounds to the care home sector

Compliance now costs the care industry £21,250 per firm with independent care homes having to stump up £26,000, but the true cost is much higher • SMEs in the care industry spend £21,250 compared to £14,200 for a typical SME • Internal compliance costs have risen to £340 million • Consultants a...
14 Jul 15:45

Allectra Limited using UK as a manufacturing base to boost global business growth

Allectra Limited using UK as a manufacturing base to boost global business growth. East Sussex, 14th July 2015: Allectra's primary aim from the beginning was to develop a range of electrical feedthroughs for UHV set-ups and to become the biggest European manufacturer of those components. T...
14 Jul 12:15

FSB reacts to Consumer Price Index

FSB reacts to Consumer Price Index Commenting on today’s fall in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year to June, now at 0.0%, John Allan, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Today’s small drop in inflation, along with the recent decision to keep interest rates...
14 Jul 11:00

DugoutFC takes on FPL - The ultimate social fantasy football experience

Why is the beautiful game so beautiful? Because it’s a shared experience. It’s about your mates, your dad, your son, it’s a common passion. Current fantasy football just isn’t the same. It’s not real time. It’s not social. It just can’t have the same impact. Or can it? DugoutFC is the most adv...
14 Jul 09:45

Heroic young people inspire an extraordinary challenge for charity

The incredible stories of Stephen Sutton and Harry Moseley inspired one fundraiser to take on his own extraordinarily steep challenge for charity. Paul will be cycling L’Etape Du Tour - a mountain stage of this year’s Tour De France. Added to the challenge will be his goal to raise £5,000 for not on...
13 Jul 09:45

FSB holds talks to assess the growth potential in the North

FSB holds talks to assess the growth potential in the North The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling for greater efforts to rebalance the economy away from London and the South East to ensure the vision of a prosperous Northern Powerhouse becomes a reality. A series of policy event...
13 Jul 08:45

Unlocking productivity key to small business growth, say FSB

Unlocking productivity key to small business growth, say FSB Following the publication of the Treasury productivity report: ‘Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation’, John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: “The UK faces a large and longstanding...
10 Jul 09:00

Yorkshire Takes the Lead in Call for Talented Artists

Talented Yorkshire artists are leading the way in the call for entries, as the North prepares for its most prestigious open art exhibition at The Bowes Museum in County Durham. Specifically for northern artists, the 3rd biennial Prize Exhibition mounted by New Light looks likely to be the most excit...
09 Jul 15:30

Interest rate stability is welcomed by small firms, says FSB

Interest rate stability is welcomed by small firms, says FSB Responding to the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to hold interest rates at 0.5%, John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: "Small firms are still assessing the impact of yesterday...
09 Jul 00:00

Coffee and Caribbean Cuisine Hit Dewsbury from Start Up Support

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. The café has now bee...
08 Jul 15:00

It was a big budget for a country with big ambitions…as long as you own a big business!

Forum was “distinctly underwhelmed” by the Budget In order for the national debt to reduce over this parliament businesses need to grow and invest with confidence, but the Forum of Private Business is concerned that the Budget did not offer enough for the UK’s 1.2 million SME employers to grow an...
08 Jul 14:15

Budget is a potentially challenging, mixed bag for business, says FSB

FSB Comment Issue date: Wednesday 08 July 2015 Budget is a potentially challenging, mixed bag for business, says FSB The Chancellor is right to continue to focus on the budget deficit reduction and has made some tough decisions to reach his goals. For businesses, the Budget contained a mixe...
08 Jul 12:15

Small Businesses need a say over changes to Sunday trading

Small Businesses need a say over changes to Sunday trading Following the announcement of possible changes to Sunday trading laws, John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses said: “The FSB remains concerned about the impact of any change to Sunday trading rules on smaller re...
07 Jul 16:30

Unless Job Seekers Master Social Media Strategies, They Leave Rare Opportunities on the Table

For immediate release For more information, call: Ruth Winden, Careers Enhanced Ltd 12A Cromwell Place, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5JB United Kingdom Tel: ++44 7949 569993; E: ruthwinden@careersenhanced.com; Twitter: @RuthWinden LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ruthwinden...
07 Jul 12:00

Energy review finally recognises business concerns, says FSB

Energy review finally recognises business concerns, says FSB CMA energy market investigation announced in its summary that small businesses are deterred, impeded and discouraged from saving on huge energy bills. Commenting on the findings of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) followi...
06 Jul 11:00

UK Economy loses £41bn to red tape according to Forum of Private Business survey

Summary • The cost of compliance for the UK’s 1.2 million micro, small and medium-sized employers is £20 billion in terms of actual costs • The perceived cost (opportunity costs) are £41 billion • The salaried cost of compliance is equivalent to £14,900 per company • Overall the cost has risen b...