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All the best things come in small packages, and that can certainly be true when it comes to small businesses. This blog is all about small business news, for freelancers, self-employed workers, sole traders, and small business owners. Click on to this targeted business resource and find relevant news stories covering finance and funding, not […]

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Why implement workplace drug testing

The many advantages of workplace drug testing As they owe their employees a duty of care, one of the most important duties of all employers is to provide them all with a safe working environment. Employees have a right to be safe where they are working and though some professions are more dangerous than others, […]

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A look at Small Business Saturday

This is the week for “Small Business Saturday”. More gimmicks are coming up as people across the Atlantic try to make people to spend. However, this campaign goes beyond simply making people to incur expenditure. Started in the US in 2010 by the American Express, the Small Business Saturday is meant to encourage people to […]

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A guide to CIS compliant payroll solutions

Any contractor or sub-contractor working in the construction industry needs to understand the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) in relation to their tax affairs. The CIS is a set of rules set out by Her Majesty’s Customs and Revenue (HMRC) – often referred to as the tax authorities – that detail how payments to sub-contractors for […]

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Shop prices in the UK fall again

For the sixth month in a row, the prices in UK shops fell in October despite the seemingly positive economic outlook, which has been met by reduced spending by UK consumers. There was a 0.5% reduction in UK shop prices, up from 0.2%, that was registered in September according to the British Retail Consortium. The […]

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