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Small firms hit by pension auto-enrolment scheme, claims FSB

Small firms hit by pension auto-enrolment scheme, claims FSB

Small firms and startups will be “hit the very hardest” by the doubling of auto-enrolment employer pension contributions, according to…
Consumer spending grows 3.8 percent, outstripping inflation

Consumer spending grows 3.8 percent, outstripping inflation

Consumer spending growth held steady in February – up 3.8 percent year-on-year and in line with the three-month rolling average…
48% of retail job candidates lie on their CV

48% of retail job candidates lie on their CV

Nearly half of retail job candidates lie on their CV, according to a recent survey. New research from job site…
90% of small firms not prepared for new data regulation

90% of small firms not prepared for new data regulation

Over a third of small businesses have not yet started preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations…
Shopping apps account for half of online sales in Europe

Shopping apps account for half of online sales in Europe

Dedicated shopping apps are driving widespread mobile success for European retailers, according to Criteo’s Q4 Global Commerce Report. The study…
Pet care business receives UK Steel Enterprise funding

Pet care business receives UK Steel Enterprise funding

A Rotherham-based entrepreneur has established Bow Wow Brigade, a unique pet care and dog-walking business following receipt of a £1,000…
Dog walking one of the most popular ‘side hustles’

Dog walking one of the most popular ‘side hustles’

Dog walking has become one of the most popular ways for Brits to earn extra cash, according to new research.…
New shopping platform helps pet stores

New shopping platform helps pet stores

A start-up business launched to get back into high street shops has now opened its doors to London-based pet stores.…
MP calls for retailers to become more ‘Disability Confident’

MP calls for retailers to become more ‘Disability Confident’

The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, is encouraging more retailers to realise the benefits of employing…
Ombudsman access to small firms may be extended

Ombudsman access to small firms may be extended

More small businesses may have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service, according to a new consultation launched. Under changes proposed…
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