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Hull Business Support Handbook
Welcome to the latest edition of Hull City Council’s Business Support Handbook.
The Hull and Humber area is on the brink of an exciting and transformational period of economic activity and growth.
Following the Siemens announcement, over the next several years our area aims to become...
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With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
More needs to be done to make businesses aware of their obligations under Making Tax Digital, according to a leading accountancy body.
Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues' confidence in them, according to new research.
Two-thirds of UK small businesses that trade with the EU say a no-deal Brexit will have a negative effect on their ability to do business, according to new research.
National Start-up Day takes place at the British Library in London and at 17 city libraries across the UK on Thursday 20 September.
Freelancer body IPSE is urging the Government and the pensions industry to take steps to overcome what it calls "the pensions PR problem" in order to improve the retirement prospects of millions of self-employed people.
UK exports reached £629.3 billion in the year to July 2018, according to the latest trade figures.
A new report is calling on the Government to reform the energy market to make it easier for small businesses to switch providers and access cheaper tariffs.
Over half of British workers polled in a new survey say they have problems sleeping because of stress at work.
Two new studies have highlighted ongoing challenges for businesses as consumer trust dwindles and brand loyalty becomes a thing of the past.
The TUC has published a new report on the future of work which concludes that new technology could pave the way for shorter hours and higher pay for working Brits.
The Government is to introduce new measures to protect small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices.
The Government has announced that self-employed people will continue paying Class II National Insurance Contributions (NICs), despite previously promising that the tax would be scrapped in April 2018.
A new report has found that many UK businesses do not have sufficient protection in the event of security breaches or data loss.
Business groups have criticised the Government's change of plans on delivering a pension dashboard for UK savers.
Half of the UK workforce will freelance by 2020 , according to a new report.
Countingup, the innovative accounting and banking app aimed at freelancers and small businesses, has raised £2.3m in seed funding.
No more commuting and freedom over schedules are two of the main factors driving the rise in home-working, according to a new study.
Small business owners are making serious sacrifices to ensure their company is a success, according to new research.
More and more micro-business owners in the UK now spend their holidays switching between business and leisure.
Over three-fifths of business owners have no succession plan in place and do not know how they will leave their business, according to a new study.
Employees across all industries are worried about reporting injuries sustained in the workplace to their employer for fear of making them angry, according to new research.
More than two-fifths of self-employed workers do not have a pension and a third say they can't afford to save for retirement, according to new research.
Business secretary Greg Clark has announced new plans to safeguard workers, pensions and small suppliers when a company goes bust.
The Government has published the first tranche of technical notices outlining the detailed implications of a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Post-millennial Generation Z employees value workplace perks more than any other age group, according to new research.
International trade secretary Liam Fox has set out a plan to make Britain a "21st century exporting superpower".
Confidence in the economy among directors has fallen to its lowest point in 2018, according to the findings of a new survey by the IoD.
A new survey of 2,000 UK employees has found that senior managers are the least trusted people in the workplace.
The Federation of Small Businesses has launched its search to find the best small businesses from across the UK.
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