SMEs want lower VAT rate

A recent survey that was held amongst the owners of small businesses has suggested that the government should have left the level of VAT at 17.5% rather than reduce it to 15%.  In the pre-budget report from Chancellor Alistair Darling, the news that the rate of VAT will be temporarily reduced by 2.5% form the […]

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London commits to helping SMEs

Newly formed small and medium sized businesses will be given the chance to tap into the City’s £13billion fortune as part of an ongoing new campaign which takes off over the next three weeks. The City of London Corporation have come up with the idea of putting owners of small and medium sized business enterprises […]

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Cloud Computing has its issues

The buzzword at the minute in computing circles is cloud, and while many are jumping on the bandwagon, there are many who don’t have a clue what it actually means. Commissum have stepped forward to explain all the different issues surrounding cloud computing, and to highlight all the benefits that it can bring to small […]

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FSB and small business rates relief

The Executive recognizes the necessity to rejuvenate the local economy because and is shown in the proposals to rebalance the burden of the rates, said policy chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses Wilfred Mitchell. The virtues of the (SBRR) small business rates relief have long been championed by the FSB and it is encouraging […]

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Small businesses struggle to find decent employees

Small businesses are finding it hard to get employees with skills they need, even though there is high unemployment and many candidates are looking for employment. A recent report that Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) prepared found the percentage of businesses receiving unqualified candidates applying for work had increased by 7% over the […]

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