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A new study shows that businesses have shifted resources to digital marketing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic - and it is paying dividends.

It is "more difficult than ever" for freelancers to buy a home, as new research shows that 59% feel they're being penalised for being self-employed when trying to get a mortgage.

Over half a million businesses who deferred VAT payments last year can now pay the VAT they owe in smaller monthly instalments, thanks to a new government scheme.

The unemployment rate has risen to its highest level in almost five years but a new poll by the CIPD suggests that more than half of employers expect to hire new staff in 2021.

Business groups have welcomed the government's roadmap out of lockdown as a new Barclaycard survey suggest small firms are optimistic about their prospects once restrictions are lifted.

Small firms are being urged not to miss the 28 February deadline for this year's Small Awards, a nationwide search for the most inspirational small businesses in the UK, across all sectors.

The latest quarterly Confidence Index from freelancer body IPSE has found that freelancers have had to work longer hours for lower rates of pay in order to keep their income stable.

The UK government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to help small businesses that trade with the EU.

It's National Apprenticeship Week and a new survey of UK businesses and tradespeople shows that demand for apprentices is as strong as ever.

A new study has found that 80% of small business owners say they have experienced symptoms of poor mental health in the past year - including panic attacks, anxiety, depression and disrupted sleep.