Getting businesses to export is a challenge, Uni’s training staff & perks

Getting business to export is a 10 year challenge.The Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales are talking about UK exports and why Trade Minister Lord Green described getting more SMEs to export was a  ‘A 10 year challenge’. The ICAEW say that he was speaking at an Accountancy roundtable at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, with more than 20 accountants from firms of all sizes.

Profitable links between small business and university sector are growing, says IoD HR Magazine are covering a report claiming that almost three-quarters of SMEs in the UK have worked with a university or higher education institution (HEI) in the past year, for professional development of staff.

Business bosses plan to continue offering perks to attract top staff, finds survey 

The British Chamber of Commerce are detailing a report which claims that Britain’s business owners plan to continue offering perks such as benefits and allowances as a key tool in attracting and retaining top staff.

Treasury fears tax red tape holds small businesses back: The Treasury has launched a review of how small businesses are handicapped by red tape in the tax system says The Daily Telegraph, by asking the Office of Tax Simplification to identify how bureaucracy in the tax system holds small businesses back. Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said he wanted the OTS to identify ways to improve the way HMRC interacts with small businesses, including the processes involved in starting and growing new firms.