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Top 10 mistakes employers make when paying the National Minimum Wage
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E-commerce for UK small businesses selling online to the USA
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Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with all the relevant legislation, it is worth investing...
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Largest upgrade in a generation to workplace right...
New legislation to upgrade workers’ rights introduced today - including a day one statement of right...
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Businesses urged to have their say on National Par...
The government's call for evidence on the Designated Landscapes Review will end on 18 December.
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New Funding Available: Detection and identificatio...
Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to develop innovative detection tech...
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Funding call for reducing plastic pollution: ocean...
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environ...
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Helping to Accelerate SME Innovations to Market
236,000 UK businesses making the most of overseas ...
The number of UK businesses exporting abroad has increased by 6.6% to 235,800 in 2017, according to ...
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Entries for the 2019/20 Rural Business Awards are ...
The next regional awards ceremonies will take place during October 2019
Google teams up with Near.St to give a boost to sm...
Google and Near.St to help customers see what is available in local shops in their search results.
Minimum wage: work experience and internships
Guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for organisations who offer work expe...
VisitEngland launches online programme to support ...
Support for SME's from Visit England's new online hub
Safer online shopping and selling for Internationa...
Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) calls on sellers to take proper responsibility for ch...
Launch of the online toolbox for SME's using or co...
Tony Porter launches his online toolbox, a collection of resources to help you comply with the surve...
FTSE companies urged to appoint more women leaders
Figures published today in the Hampton-Alexander Review's 2018 report show a welcome increase in the...
Breathe easy with cleaner air: new funding to figh...
£5 million competition invites ideas to reduce the cause of vehicle emissions, minimise the amount o...
Consultation: Understanding the needs of small and...
The Alan Turing Institute has launched a consultation about the needs of small and medium-sized firm...
Rising Stars applications close shortly
The UK’s newest and most exciting pitch competition.
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Businesses in the South West warned to watch out f...
The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national...
Latest ONS figures show exports in services contin...
Figures released today (24 October 2018) show services exports grew to £286 billion, increasing by 6...
BEIS graduate and experienced entrants programmes.
Find out about our graduate and experienced entrants programmes and how to apply.
Call for new green innovations to tackle climate c...
Innovators and researchers can bid for a share of £60 million with their ideas to make our air clean...
Swindon’s New “Workshed” Offers 150 Co-Working Spa...
SME Innovators’ Incubation Centre Opens 1st June. Swindon’s New “Workshed” Offers 150 Co-Working Spa...

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Top 10 mistakes employers make when paying the National Minimum Wage
Avoid making mistakes with this list of the most common reasons that cause underpayment.
The best Christmas activities for businesses
Although it may seem an age away, Christmas is fast approaching, and we are certainly well into the festive planning season.
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E-commerce for UK small businesses selling online to the USA
A guide to e-commerce with the United States of America.
guide
Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with all the relevant legislation, it is worth investing...
guide
Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
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