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Category: Bridging

Sir Alan, you’re fired!

Following a meeting of the FSB’s National Council yesterday in central London, the ruling body of the organisation was unanimous in its agreement that Lord…

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has encouraged businesses to recognise the benefits of resource efficiency measures for their bottom line and the environment. Research by WRAP…

The service, which is available via Business Link, provides intensive support for businesses encountering problems accessing finance once a need has been identified. The free…

The research reveals that a third of firms (31%) have not taken any steps whatsoever to prepare their business for the upturn, and even more…

Business confidence returns

Interestingly, twice as many companies want to borrow so they can expand their business versus those that need increased funds to keep their companies afloat…

Data from over 5,500 companies shows good progress in both the manufacturing and service sectors, with most key indicators improving in the last quarter. The…

The Equifax Quarter 3 2009 Business Failures Report shows that although, year on year, there are still increases in failures in most sectors and regions…

Don’t abandon SMEs

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is urging the European Commission not to force the UK’s part-nationalised banks to abandon more than two million of…

Despite relatively high levels of optimism about future growth, an overwhelming 77% of respondents to the FPB’s latest quarterly Referendum survey reported seeing the terms…

Trade deficit narrows

Excluding oil and erratic items, the seasonally adjusted volume of exports was 0.8% higher and the volume of imports 2.6% higher in August, compared with…