Business lending under the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme fell by 23pc in the six months leading up to the general election, despite ministers’ claims that it would support viable companies.
If your supplier’s factory burns down and, as a result, you do not receive some goods ordered by one of your customers, both you and your supplier may be said to have suffered from Force Majeure, that is to say an event beyond your control.
The ballot of BT workers for strikes over pay, which could have been a huge problem for UK businesses as soon as next week, has been cancelled following legal advice, according to the Communication Workers Union (CWU).
BT could face strike action over a pay dispute when the result of a ballot of 50,000 CWU union members is known later, which could affect business phone line and broadband access.
Some publishers think that only some books deserve to be published. But this is the 21st century! Let me tell you why every book deserves to be published.
In a move that has been spoken about since the Conservative party commissioned, the entrepreneur and past TV Dragon, Doug Richard to produce The Richard Report looking at Small Business and the Government in 2008. The findings were that Business Link was ‘unfit for purpose’, the now Conservative/Liberal Government has announced that Business Link is to be scrapped.
The Chancellor George Osborne today called the called the measures in this historic Budget “unavoidable,” and announced a raft of changes to tax and spending. The key news from today’s Budget was:
The Chancellor George Osborne will unveil the new coalition government’s emergency budget at 12.30pm today. He has already indicated the budget will be the tightest in decades, based on a pledge for a rapid reduction in the deficit. Osborne has hinted at public sector pay freezes, a bank levy, capital gains tax changes, reform of the benefits system and a holiday in National Insurance contributions for new firms in hard-hit areas.
Business leaders have called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his emergency Budget to foster business growth as well as tackling the public deficit.
Andy Preston explains why cold calling is such a big issue for many…..and why vital first stages should be completed before a cold call is made….