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Brits turn to online shopping during heatwave

There has been a significant upturn in online sales during the prolonged hot weather according to a new survey of British ecommerce retailers.

Business groups respond to Brexit blueprint

Publication of the Government's Brexit White Paper has been welcomed by business groups but there are still more questions than answers.

UK firms take action on gender pay gap

Almost six in ten UK employers are taking significant steps to tackle the gender pay gap according to new research.

Demand for British goods and services hits new high

The latest Government trade figures show that exports reached a record high of £620 billion in the year to May 2018.

Barclays improves lending offer for small firms

Barclays has increased its unsecured lending limit from £50,000 to £100,000 as a result of new research that shows the importance of faster finance for small and medium-sized enterprises.

22,400 minimum wage workers get millions in back pay

The Government has published the names of 239 employers found to have underpaid 22,400 UK workers by a total of £1.44 million.

Bumpy road ahead for SMEs says BCC report

Economic conditions remain "sluggish" and the forecast is subdued, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.

Independent contractors speak out on IR35

A survey of 2,000 public and private sector contractors has found there is widespread dissatisfaction about current and proposed IR35 off-payroll tax rules.

Reinvent the high street says Grimsey review

With the decline of bricks and mortar retailing, high streets and town centres need to be transformed into community hubs, according to an independent review.

High price to pay for SMEs that neglect the law

A new study has found that small firms are losing more than £13.6 billion a year by failing to take care of their legal issues.