Tags: small businesses

A third of SME employees quit job due to work-related frustration

New research finds why SME workers are highly likely to quit their job over work stress.

Interest rates on Green Deal could scare small businesses

According to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), small companies could be drawn away from the Green Deal, which officially opens on today (1 October). The report says any potential cost savings are likely to be consumed by rising energy bills, which are to be driven by a number of upcoming…

More than half of small trade businesses rely on a spouse or partner to help run their company

Spouses and partners work on average two days a week and 31 percent are unpaid On average, spouses and partners began working at small business four and a half years ago According to research by Direct Line for Business (“DL4B”), more than half (51 per cent) of small trade business owners and managers rely on…

FSB: Regulation watchdog needs sharp teeth

The independent body set up to scrutinise new Government regulations needs sharper teeth to defend small businesses against poorly framed regulations, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned. A micro-business moratorium from new regulation was launched at the FSB’s National Conference in Liverpool in March 2011 and to mark the anniversary the FSB has…

Government announces changes for small business to the automatic enrolment timetable

The Government confirmed that automatic enrolment will begin on time in autumn 2012 and all employers will remain in scope. Small businesses will be given additional time to prepare for the implementation of automatic enrolment. The timetable will be adjusted so that no small employers are affected by the reforms before the end of this…

Worries about pay and benefits could leave small businesses missing out on talent

Small businesses may be losing out on the most talented employees due to concerns among jobseekers around pay and benefits, according to a new survey from Hays, the leading recruiting expert. Almost half (49%) of those surveyed believe salaries are not as competitive as at larger organisations, and over half (55%) believe smaller businesses are…