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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 latest data on employment tribunals from the Ministry of Justice shows that claims have risen 90% year-on-year since fees were abolished in 2017.
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that he was on the side of small businesses in his Spring Statement, promising action on late payments, boosting funding for SME apprenticeships and bringing forward the next Business Rates revaluation.
A new report has found that half of Brits plan to fund their retirement using their workplace pensions.
As big name chain stores such as Maplins and New Look close, new research finds that independent retailers are faring better than their bigger rivals.
The latest research into the health of the UK's small business sector has identified three key challenges that SMEs currently face.
A global survey of entrepreneurs published to mark International Women's Day has found that there is a significant gender difference when it comes to raising finance.
Voom Pitch is back with £1 million worth of prizes up grabs for start-ups and small firms that are looking to grow.
Advertised salaries increased by 1.3% year-on-year in February and job vacancies were up too according to new recruitment data.
Only 8% of UK small businesses have completed preparations ahead of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) according to a new poll.
Two reports have shed new light on what drives employee loyalty as wellbeing issues are found to be a key factor in staff retention.
Consumers are increasingly using smartphone apps to pay for goods according to the latest data.
One in three small online firms in the UK doesn't export, according to a new study by the Royal Mail.
New research into the health of the jobs market has found that permanent placements are up as employers shun short-term hiring.
Businesses and consumers are being reminded that the old £10 notes are due to expire this week and will no longer be accepted.
Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour would seek a comprehensive customs union with the EU after Brexit in a move that has been generally welcomed by business groups.
Multi-level marketing (MLM) opportunities aimed at mothers that want to work from home are being investigated as reports suggest they are little more than pyramid schemes.
Bigger workloads and operational inefficiencies are key causes of employee unhappiness according to new research.
Older male workers employed by micro-businesses in marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other group, according to new research.
A new study has found that two-thirds of UK small firms are planning to dedicate more budget to marketing in 2018/2019, including social media, content and PR.
UK small firms are diversifying in their choice of finance but overall demand for external funding remains very weak.
UK small businesses have less legal issues to contend with, according to new research by the Legal Services Board.
January was a difficult month for retailers; it could be a sign of things to come according to the Office for National Statistics.
The average UK small business spends £5,000 and three working weeks every year on tax compliance, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.
A new study refutes the claim that business regulations are burdensome for British small businesses.
Over a third of businesses say apprentices will be the most valuable source of emerging talent in 2018; it could be the start of an apprenticeship revival according to a new report.
Aberdeen comes out top as a new survey identifies the 15 UK cities that offer the best conditions for new businesses.
New research on small business staff perks has found that companies are failing to offer benefits that hit the spot with employees.
An investigation into what employees search for online has thrown new light onto the way employers treat their staff.
A new Government report has found that most gig workers are satisfied with the way that they work but it says more must be done to protect the most vulnerable.
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