Business management

Guidance on equality regulations too 'complex' for smaller firms

A document drawn up to help small firms comply with regulations that will be introduced under the new Equality Act could end up defeating its own objectives.

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Late payments total billions for SMEs

Almost three-quarters of small firms have been hit by the late payment of bills during the past year, new figures suggest.

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Recession takes its toll of training budgets

The economic downturn has had a significant impact on the funds invested by businesses in training.

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Urgent action needed to improve management standards

Raising the standards of British business management needs to be much higher on the political agenda, it has been claimed.

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Regulation burden is 'hampering' enterprise

The cost to business of complying with government regulation is running at £80 billion a year, a report from the Institute of Directors (IoD) has claimed.

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Raising finance for your business

Raising finance for businesses can be challenging to say the least. If you are thinking of expanding your business, or starting a new one, you will need to raise finance. What are your options?

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