SME output in the UK still unstable

In a recent UK survey by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) 359 SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) were asked about their output volumes. While 23% said that output volumes had risen, 28% said that they had fallen during the last quarter. This means that the 5% overall fall is the first since October 2009, […]

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Small businesses needs fuel price protection

Small businesses need protection by the electricity market safeguards to prevent further escalating of energy bills the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warned in a new report. They are asking the government to ensure that safeguards are in place around carbon pricing to assure that small businesses get treated as domestic users. As the government […]

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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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