Author: Sophie Lewis
Labour plans to launch ’20 pledges to business’ to help smaller sized firms and rejuvenate Britain’s high streets.
Nearly half of SMEs have slashed staff working hours to pay for rising energy bills, with nine per cent seeing their energy bills jump by a massive 500GBP or more per year.
WR Engineering: ‘With an ageing workforce meaning hundreds of thousands of engineering roles will need replacing, companies must do their utmost to encourage young people to become engineers and skilled technicians.’
Margins across the recruitment profession remain strong, but staff attrition and a need to upskill teams remain key challenges along with Brexit.
This latest call is part of the government’s current review of cyber security incentives and regulations.
The IPSE has praised the New Enterprise Allowance scheme as being a ‘vital tool’ for the self-employed.
FSB: ‘We need to see the Chancellor step-up to the mark next month with measures that will reinject optimism into the small business community and enable growth’.
‘Out of sight out of mind’ used to be the mantra for lone workers, but as the number increases in the UK, employers are realising that it’s important to ensure their safety and wellbeing.