Small business news - September 2020

The unexpected benefits of working from home

宝贝求我我就停下来,你快一点好不好我快要到了 Employees are not only more productive when they work from home, they are also financially better off, according to new research...

Date: 8 September 2020 By:

Businesses need support as debts rise

Four in ten firms have borrowed money this year to help them survive the pandemic; now they need support to avoid getting into a debt crisis...

Date: 8 September 2020 By:

Countdown to Small Business Saturday begins

宝贝求我我就停下来,你快一点好不好我快要到了 One hundred of the UK's most inspiring small businesses have been chosen to mark the official countdown to Small Business Saturday 2020...

Date: 8 September 2020 By:

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Cyber crime threatens small firm survival

Research shows that three out of five small businesses close their doors within six months after falling victim to a cyber-attack...

Date: 1 September 2020 By:

Self-employed woman looks online for COVID-19 support

IPSE warns of "devastating" gaps in support for self-employed

宝贝求我我就停下来,你快一点好不好我快要到了The latest government statistics show that over one million freelancers in the UK are not eligible for state support during the coronavirus crisis...

Date: 25 August 2020 By:

Small business owner is optimistic about his business' future

Small firms outperform expectations

UK small businesses saw a 14% drop in revenue in the second quarter of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic but the impact was far less damaging than had been feared...

Date: 25 August 2020 By:

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Why it's time for a money makeover

Three-quarters of Brits say the coronavirus pandemic has prompted them to rethink their spending and saving habits...

Date: 18 August 2020 By:

Applications open for second SEISS grant

Self-employed workers who have been financially affected by coronavirus can now apply for a second grant through the Self Employment Income Support Scheme...

Date: 18 August 2020 By:

A female employee works late into the night from home

Working late is new normal for UK workers

宝贝求我我就停下来,你快一点好不好我快要到了As more people work from home, a new study has found that longer working hours have become standard practice in the UK...

Date: 18 August 2020 By:

A self employed woman worries about having no work or savings

Average freelancer income falls by 25%

宝贝求我我就停下来,你快一点好不好我快要到了The drop in income was driven by a record fall in the average number of weeks freelancers worked during the second quarter of 2020...

Date: 11 August 2020 By:

A self employed man checks his money box for savings

One in six freelancers have no savings

A new study has found that 17% of self-employed workers have no financial buffer and less than one in ten have insurance to protect their income...

Date: 11 August 2020 By:

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Revealed: the best place to run a business in the UK

宝贝求我我就停下来,你快一点好不好我快要到了Belfast tops the list of the best cities in the UK for running your own company, according to new research on business costs...

Date: 4 August 2020 By:

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