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Measures to combat skills shortage

25 Nov 14

Workplace skills shortages need to be tackled, according to a report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

Majority of micro businesses are home based

24 Nov 14

More than 8 out of 10 micro businesses are based in the home, according to research by Lloyds Bank Insurance.

Gender pay gap at record low

21 Nov 14

The average pay gap between men and women has shrunk to its lowest figure since comparative records began in 1997, official figures reveal.

SMEs confident about growth prospects

21 Nov 14

Small and medium-sized businesses are predicting strong growth in turnover during the next 5 years, according to a survey by Santander.

Small firms lack savings accounts

20 Nov 14

Less than a third of small and micro-sized businesses put money into a business savings account, research by Aldermore has found.