This hotly anticipated event is just around the corner but what will it look like for businesses this year? Consumer interest in Black Friday dipped by over one-third in 2020 and as a result, businesses are looking to capitalise on the 2021 event both on and offline.
This week, a judge at Oxford County Court handed down what is believed to be the first judgment of its kind in the UK relating to the use of the ‘Ring’ doorbell, a popular smart doorbell system that is sold by Amazon.
As the coronavirus pandemic enveloped the world last year, businesses increasingly turned to automation in order to address rapidly changing conditions.
Despite the unprecedented growth, the tech industry has experienced in recent years, it’s no secret the industry suffers from a talent shortage problem.
The current driver shortage has led to supply issues across fuel, food and other retail products. Business Matters spoke to a number of SMEs across the country to gain their reaction to the crisis which range from extreme anger to outright disbelief.
The Government’s decision to increase national insurance contributions (NIC) by 1.25 per cent from April 2022 has come at a tricky time for SMEs, many of which are struggling with the operational issues and the fallout of the pandemic.
The goal for most businesses is to grow, so the concept of bad growth may seem counterintuitive to a lot of business owners.
Some people live for work, others work to live. For those lucky enough to be in a job they enjoy, work can be rewarding, satisfying and often part of a varied career. For others, work is just a job – a way to make money and little more.
On 7 September 2021, the UK Government announced an increase of 1.25% in national insurance contributions and a 1.25% increase in dividend tax. These are the highlights: