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Seven million Brits are being held back from starting up their own business
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Seven million Brits are being held back from starting up their own business

There are currently seven million people eager to launch their own business in the UK, however, a latest survey has revealed that they are being held back from starting up.

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Government needs to provide more support for the self-employed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government needs to provide more support for the self-employed

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has warned that the government needs to look at how better to support the self-employed to improve productivity.

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Former recruitment consultant prosecuted for stealing personal data
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Former recruitment consultant prosecuted for stealing personal data

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into place in just a couple of days on the 25th May, a former recruitment consultant has been found guilty of stealing personal data.

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HMRC warns on latest tax refund scam
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

HMRC warns on latest tax refund scam

Following the recent scam where an automated phone call impersonates HMRC telling the victim that they are under investigation for non-payment of taxes, people are now being warned about emails and SMS messages promising tax rebates.

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Demand for UK exports continues to grow
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Demand for UK exports continues to grow

Demand for British goods and services continues to grow around the globe, with UK exports rising from £59.4 billion to £627.6 billion between March 2017 and the end of February 2018 - an increase of 10.4%.

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Self-employed welcome recommendations for changes to Universal Credit
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Self-employed welcome recommendations for changes to Universal Credit

With experts such as LITRG and IPSE calling for changes to Universal Credit, the government has made recommendations on how UC could better support the UK’s self-employed

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Long hiring processes harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Long hiring processes harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent

Businesses could be harming their chances of securing top talent because of long and complex recruitment processes.

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Businesses need to tackle presenteeism for a healthier work place
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Businesses need to tackle presenteeism for a healthier work place

‘Presenteeism’ – when people still go into work despite being ill – has more than tripled over the last eight years. This can potentially lead on to long-term illnesses, which will not only have a negative impact on the person, but the business they work for too.

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