FSB wants extended NI break

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is requesting the coalition government expand the employment tax National Insurance Contributions holiday so that companies with up to four personnel benefit. It is assumed this might stave off some of the unemployment woes. The benefits of this tax exemption are currently extended to start-ups that hire as many […]

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Employees not very interested in being green

While half of employees surveyed admit to witnessing opportunities to lower waste and unnecessary cost each day, a mere 33% are requested to help minimize them, reported CloudApps in its survey on employee attitudes and engagement in corporate sustainability. Every company is grappling with the expenses from waste disposal and energy. Yet, nearly half have […]

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Confidence levels among businesses is falling

Many small business owners are still planning goals that will just help them make it through this year.  Lloyd TSB have published a survey which shows that owing to the worry of falling demand in 2011, confidence levels among businesses is falling. Companies are implementing plans to freeze investment and recruitment. They also may have […]

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