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UK self-employed in "la la land" about pensions

A global study of the savings habits of self-employed people has found that freelancers in the UK are woefully unprepared for retirement. The research, carried out by Aegon in 15

Date: 24 February 2017

CIPD warns that skills shortages are looming

The latest labour market data indicates that the UK jobs market is in good health but there are warning signs that skills shortages could become a problem as the supply of EU natio

Date: 17 February 2017

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UK small firms lead the way on exports

As the UK trade gap narrows, new research shows that small businesses are taking advantage of export opportunities. The latest FedEx SMEs Export Report finds that more than 63% of

Date: 17 February 2017

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IoD calls for new deal for self-employed and SMEs

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is calling on the Government to do more to address the changing nature of employment in the UK and level the playing field for freelancers and smal

Date: 17 February 2017

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Small businesses hit hardest by cyber threat

New research into the impact of cyber crime has found that the financial impact of cyber attacks is disproportionally higher for smaller companies. A study of 3,000 businesses in

Date: 17 February 2017

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Also in the news this week - 17 February 2017

The new pound coin is coming It's just six weeks until the new 12-sided pound coin enters circulation. This is the first time the £1 coin has been changed in over 30 years.

Date: 17 February 2017