SMEs rein in growth ambitions

Businesses in the manufacturing sector are focusing on trying to achieve growth Confidence among Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) is steadily declining, with many returning to the cautious outlook they had 12 months ago, according to a study....

Small businesses could be swayed on Europe

Business owners are still unsure on the EU referendum vote Company owners do not feel fully informed about the EU referendum, a study from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) finds.  Some 42 per cent of the small business EU referendum vote could still be swayed,...

Businesses urged to pay VAT on time

It is essential for companies to be on top of all their VAT payments Tax expert RSM is advising businesses to pay their VAT on time after a tax tribunal ruled that a six figure fine imposed for missing a VAT payment by one day was ‘proportionate’. Blue Ocean...

Consumers frustrated with in-store experience

Women are more likely to change their mind over a purchase Some 71 per cent of shoppers feel they know more about the products and services in-store than the shop associate.  More than half (56 per cent) of consumers declare they would interact more with a store...