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BCC downgrades UK growth forecasts as result of Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy as a result of ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The BCC downgraded its forecast for GDP growth from 1.3% to 1.1% for 2018, and its growth forecast for 2019 from 1.4% to 1.3%. For 2020,...

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy as a result of ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The...

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New technology ‘could pave way for better working conditions’, states TUC

In a new report, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated that new technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, could help to ‘pave the way for better working conditions’ for UK employees. The TUC surveyed 2,145 individuals, and found that 81% want to reduce their working time...

In a new report, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated that new technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, could help to...

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Government publishes the next set of ‘no deal’ Brexit documents

The government has published a second batch of 28 technical notices, offering further guidance for businesses and individuals in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Following on from the 24 technical notices that were published in August, these new notices cover areas such as mobile phone roaming charges...

The government has published a second batch of 28 technical notices, offering further guidance for businesses and individuals in the event of a ‘no...

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Help to Save

Government launches new Help to Save scheme

The Government has launched its new ‘Help to Save’ scheme, which is designed to encourage workers on lower incomes to save. The government-backed scheme was originally due to come into force in April 2018, but was subject to a delay. Under the scheme, eligible individuals can save up to £50 every...

The Government has launched its new ‘Help to Save’ scheme, which is designed to encourage workers on lower incomes to save. The government-backed scheme...

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energy market

Small business group unveils plans for fairer energy market

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the introduction of ‘Open Banking’ style measures to the energy market, in a bid to allow small businesses access to cheaper tariffs and make it easier for them to switch energy provider. A new report, produced by the FSB and Fingleton Associates,...

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the introduction of ‘Open Banking’ style measures to the energy market, in a bid to...

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small businesses

New laws aim to help small businesses to secure funding

Small businesses struggling to access invoice finance could be helped by the introduction of proposed new laws. The plans form part of the government’s ‘modern Industrial Strategy’. Invoice financing is an advance against a future payment, under which businesses can approach a finance provider and assign them their right...

Small businesses struggling to access invoice finance could be helped by the introduction of proposed new laws. The plans form part of the government’s...

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