Small business news - October 2018

Google+ for consumers is to close

Google is pulling the plug on Google+ for consumer users as it emerges that a bug in its software has caused serious data breaches...

Date: 8 October 2018

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Too many SMEs are failing to plan ahead

Many small and medium-sized firms are failing to realise their potential according to a new report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants...

Date: 8 October 2018

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UK economy is "stuck in a rut" says BCC report

The latest British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey suggests that this year's annual economic growth could be the lowest since the financial crisis...

Date: 8 October 2018

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Decline of ATMs is damaging small firms

With cashpoint machines closing at a rate of 250 a month, new research has found that moves towards a cashless society are negatively affecting small businesses and key groups of..

Date: 3 October 2018

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Half of UK workers are in the wrong job

There is a disconnect between the skills that people have and the jobs they are in, according to a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development...

Date: 3 October 2018

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Working parents feel "unfairly judged"

Two new surveys have found that working parents feel judged by colleagues for trying to balance their work and family commitments...

Date: 1 October 2018

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HMRC deadline looms for newly self-employed

Anyone submitting a self-assessment tax return for the first time will need to register by 5 October and complete their return by 31 January 2019...

Date: 24 September 2018