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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.
While sales and footfall on the UK high street remain sluggish, online retail sales saw a significant increase in April.
A quarter of consumers spend more with an organisation when they are convinced of their GDPR compliance according to new research.
The Government is to look into extending off-payroll tax rules to contractors in the private sector.
A new study has calculated the typical costs for setting up a business in the UK.
Worries about fairness as well as concerns about security are stopping many employers from allowing employees to work from home.
Many small business owners don't feel financially confident unless they have a buffer big enough to cover running costs for a year, according to new research.
The proportion of small businesses that are increasing wages for their employees has hit a three-and-a-half year high.
Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to access the skills and labour they need, according to new data.
A cross-party Commons Work and Pensions Committee has found that the Universal Credit system leaves self-employed workers worse off than employees.
The UK tax body is calling on British tax-payers to be vigilant as fraudsters send emails and text messages claiming to be from HMRC.
A new report by the Resolution Foundation has outlined proposals to help narrow the intergenerational gap between baby boomers, Generation X and Millennials.
Small businesses are increasingly confident about trading overseas post-Brexit, according to a new report.
As GDPR looms and data privacy scandals hit the headlines, many consumers no longer trust brands with their data.
The number of electric vans on the road has risen by 30% in just one year as more businesses seek to establish their green credentials and save money.
Business leaders are less confident about being ready for new GDPR regulations than they were eight months ago, as the deadline draws near.
Most businesses don't believe they will be fined for breaching GDPR rules according to a new survey.
More people than ever are going to work when they are ill and also working while on annual leave.
There are more working mums than ever, but many are still struggling to juggle work and childcare, according to a new report.
New customs arrangements post-Brexit could be challenging for traders that rely on just-in-time delivery of goods and components.
Many contractors have been wrongly classified as employees by public sector employers, according to the findings of a new investigation.
Late payment is widespread across the entire public sector and is putting many small businesses at risk, according to new research.
New research has found that over half of Brits have had to take time off work because of stress but many bosses say they don't know how to help.
Four in five small businesses have unqualified staff managing their finances, according to new research.
A new survey of self-employed professionals has found that confidence in the UK economy is diminishing as Brexit approaches.
More than half of UK office workers are unhappy with their workplace dress code according to new research.
A new study has identified the fixtures and equipment that waste the most energy in small business premises.
Small firms have been reporting areas where they can't get a reliable mobile signal as part of a new campaign by the British Chambers of Commerce.
A new report predicts that UK exports of goods and services will continue to rise and will double by 2030.
After many years of rapid growth, the number of self-employed people in the UK has reached a plateau, according to new Government figures.
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