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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.
The Institute of Directors has published 14 predictions for 2018 and has warned of "tumultuous" times ahead.
Up to 30,000 suppliers, many of them small businesses, are owed money by the failed construction firm Carillion.
More than half of those employers who pay the apprenticeship levy are unhappy with the current system and want to see it replaced with a training levy, according to new research.
Businesses will no longer be able to charge customers for using credit and debit cards as new EU rules take effect.
New research shows that 11% of Brits plan to start a business in 2018 and 24% plan to work for themselves at some point in the future.
MicroBizMatters Day, a social media event aimed at the smallest businesses, takes place this week on Friday 12 January.
Skills shortages are reaching critical levels, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Small business owners are heading into 2018 with increased pessimism because of rising costs, weak growth and flagging consumer demand.
UK productivity improved in the third quarter of 2017 but it remains to be seen whether this is a turning point or a blip.
In the first three working days of 2018, the UK's top bosses made more money than the typical UK full-time worker will earn in the entire year.
Research reveals that 67% of meetings attended by the average small business employee are a waste of time because they don't achieve their goal.
A new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that most UK businesses still regard Europe as their main trading partner.
SME business leaders are relatively confident about their own prospects in the year ahead but have concerns about the wider economy, according to a new poll.
The Government has given new small business commissioner Paul Uppal powers to help small firms resolve issues with late payment.
New research shows that less than half of British businesses are using WhatsApp, despite its widespread appeal among consumers.
The number of employment tribunal claims in England and Wales went up significantly in the three months after fees were abolished in July this year.
A poll of UK companies has found that 58% of SMEs are expecting to take on additional staff next year but there is concern about the UK's labour market in the long term.
A review of workplace pensions by the Department for Work and Pensions has found that auto-enrolment "has worked" and "the financial behaviour of millions of people has changed".
Many UK small firms continue to be held back by slow broadband speeds and poor mobile phone coverage, according to the latest research by Ofcom.
A new report highlights the difficulties facing the lowest paid and most insecure self-employed workers in the UK.
Seven in ten Brits say that they go to work just to pay the bills and one third of workers say they are unhappy in their jobs.
New research for HMRC has found that 70% of businesses are still unaware of the forthcoming roll-out of Making Tax Digital (MTD).
With skills shortages raising the prospect of increased staff turnover, new research suggests that many employees are content to stay where they are.
The Federation of Small Businesses has warned that UK productivity growth will continue to stall unless action is taken to tackle the digital skills deficit in small businesses.
Two surveys by the Institute of Directors reveal that founders of young companies are feeling much more confident about their prospects than directors at more established businesses.
Four out of five freelancers and micro-business owners admit that they have worked through an illness rather than taking time off.
The health of small businesses in the UK is at its lowest level in three years, according to the latest SME Health Check Index.
A new study predicts that the four-hour working day will be the norm within 30 years as technology revolutionises the way we do business.
The UK's leading freelancer body has described the low levels of pensions saving by self-employed Brits as a "ticking time bomb".
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