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Sunday Times Best Companies Recognised in Awards

Sunday Times Best Companies Recognised in Awards

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Sunday Times Best Companies Recognised in Awards

The annual prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards take place this week, recognising great employers in the UK – big and small

Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

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Crowdfunded Vega+ to Reboot 80s Gaming

Sir Clive Sinclair to launch retro handheld gaming console after smashing crowdfunding campaign

P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

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P2P and Crowdfunding Worth £3bn

Alternative finance market value rose by 84% between 2014/15, with equity crowdfunding reveals latest study by Nesta and Cambridge University

Pay Rise Expectations Fall to Lowest Rate in 2 Years

Pay Rise Expectations Fall to Lowest Rate in 2 Years

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Pay Rise Expectations Fall to Lowest Rate in 2 Years

Business owners expect lower rate in staff pay rises, according to CIPD Labour Market Outlook. Reasons include low inflation and increases in staff costs

Google and HMRC Face Public Accounts Committee

Google and HMRC Face Public Accounts Committee

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Google and HMRC Face Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee due to question HMRC and Google over 'Sweet Heart' tax deal today

Brexit: Threat to SMEs Relying on EU

Brexit: Threat to SMEs Relying on EU

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Brexit: Threat to SMEs Relying on EU

RSA report: Brexit threatens EU-dependent SMEs. They struggle to export beyond Europe and want more government support to trade with emerging economies

Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

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Altfi Lending to SME Increases 75% Over 1 Year

Small business lending from alternative lenders and banks increases significantly, but issues still need to be tackled, says British Business Bank report

Reddit Launches Beta Android App

Reddit Launches Beta Android App

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Reddit Launches Beta Android App

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman writes about the company's big plans for 2016 on the site

Europe's Biggest Startup Creator to Open in Singapore

Europe's Biggest Startup Creator to Open in Singapore

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Europe's Biggest Startup Creator to Open in Singapore

Entrepreneur First (EF), the biggest startup creator in Europe, is taking its accelerator scheme to the island-state of Singapore

Call for Sharing Economy to be Counted in ONS Data

Call for Sharing Economy to be Counted in ONS Data

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Call for Sharing Economy to be Counted in ONS Data

Report wants economic contribution of the sharing economy, including Airbnb and Uber, to be officially measured in UK's growth figures

New Business Funding Options for Rural Firms in Suffolk and Norfolk

New Business Funding Options for Rural Firms in Suffolk and Norfolk

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New Business Funding Options for Rural Firms in Suffolk and Norfolk

New funding programme launches for businesses in rural Suffolk and Norfolk – available from the LEADER programme

2015 Startup Figures Smash Records

2015 Startup Figures Smash Records

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2015 Startup Figures Smash Records

Centre for Entrepreneurs report record-breaking numbers of UK startup formations, and a deep shift to a more entrepreneurial business culture

Young Entrepreneur Fights 'Fast Fashion'

Young Entrepreneur Fights 'Fast Fashion'

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Young Entrepreneur Fights 'Fast Fashion'

Young entrepreneur, Tom Cridland, opens new Kings Road store to sell luxury clothing and promote his fight against the needless cycle of waste in fashion

SMEs Left Feeling 'Confused' and 'Pressured' by Auto-Enrol

SMEs Left Feeling 'Confused' and 'Pressured' by Auto-Enrol

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SMEs Left Feeling 'Confused' and 'Pressured' by Auto-Enrol

New survey by FSB reveals that auto-enrolment is creating additional pressure and confusion among small enterprises yet to set up schemes for staff

Businesses Say UK Economy is Biggest Concern in 2016

Businesses Say UK Economy is Biggest Concern in 2016

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Businesses Say UK Economy is Biggest Concern in 2016

ICAEW survey highlights vulnerability to changes to businesses due to our reliance on domestic trade

Second #MicroBizMattersDay Celebrates Small Business

Second #MicroBizMattersDay Celebrates Small Business

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Second #MicroBizMattersDay Celebrates Small Business

#MicroBizMattersDay on Friday 8 January is a day of collaboration among micro-enterprises around the world

'Make Tax Digital' Urges Removal of Quarterly Tax Return Requirement

'Make Tax Digital' Urges Removal of Quarterly Tax Return Requirement

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'Make Tax Digital' Urges Removal of Quarterly Tax Return Requirement

Government says firms don't need to submit four tax returns a year. And a petition forces Parliament to debate planned reforms to small business tax returns

Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

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Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

E-commerce entrepreneurs in the UK are invited to enter Shopify's Build a Business VI contest

Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

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Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

Cumbrian businesses rally to support for each other and the public during the December floods brought by Storm Desmond

ITV to Host Christmas Jumper Day

ITV to Host Christmas Jumper Day

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ITV to Host Christmas Jumper Day

Small businesses do their bit in their knit for Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day 2015.