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Most SME Leaders Have No Succession Plan

Almost two-thirds (64%) of small business leaders in the UK do not have a succession plan in place, according to…

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UK Statistics

Retail Sales Statistics – Great Britain – January 2018

 Download as PDF  Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures…

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Jobs

Technical Sales Representative wanted – CAT

Location: The North of England and Scotland. Established in 1986 Carpet Accessory Trims are a leading manufacturer of quality flooring…

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Business News

Firms Urged Into Agency Worker Rethink

The majority of firms that use agency workers have maintained or increased their use in the last 5 years, according…

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Business News

3 In 4 SME Owners Plan To Work Past Retirement Age

Most leaders of small and medium-sized businesses plan to work past the age of 65, according to research. A survey…

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Wood Flooring News

Havwoods International – A cut above the rest

Men’s grooming is one of the UK economy’s major growth areas; as are coffee shops, which are predicted to become…

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Flooring News

Case Study – Wharfedale Homes by S&D Flooring

Client: Wharfedale Homes  Size: 65m2 Duration: 1 day Wharfedale Homes specialises in developing design-led new-build homes in Yorkshire. Carefully designed…

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Breaking Flooring News

Startup Numbers Fall After IR35 Clampdown

The formation of new companies incorporated in the UK dropped in 2017, according to data published by Companies House. Some…

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Recycling

Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered…

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Business News

‘Superstar’ SMEs Could Be Worst Hit By Effects Of Brexit

Innovative small and medium-sized businesses could be the most negatively affected by Brexit, according to a study from academics at…

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Business News

Most Firms Call For Apprenticeship Levy Replacement

More than half (53%) of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy would prefer a training levy, according to a study.…

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Business News

SMEs In Carillion Supply Chain Could Be Left Unpaid

Thousands of small businesses supplying services to Carillion face financial hardship after the stricken construction conglomerate entered liquidation. Carillion collapsed…

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Adhesives News

BAL strengthens sales and support team with two new faces

BAL have appointed Simon Harding and Geoff Cavell to its sales team. Simon joins BAL as Area Sales Manager (ASM)…

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Business News

48% Of SMEs Rely On Unprotected Loans

Nearly half of SME owners are using unprotected loans to fund their business, according to research from Old Mutual Wealth.…

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Business News

1 In 5 Landlords Intend To Sell Up

The number of landlords planning to reduce their residential portfolio has hit a 10-year high, according to the National Landlords…

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Business News

Card Surcharges To Be Banned

From 13 January 2018, it will be illegal for businesses to charge customers an extra fee for paying by credit…

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Business News

Government Begins Process To Reverse ‘Staircase Tax’

The government has published draft legislation to reverse the impact of the so-called ‘staircase tax’ to ease pressure on business…

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Business News

Carpetright – Profits are below market expectations

A sluggish housing market and lower consumer confidence have certainly caught up with Carpetright. Profits are below market expectations and the…

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Business News

Carpetright plc Interim Results Announcement

“Significant progress made in core UK flooring business – first half performance impacted by short term UK beds clearance and…

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Business News

4 In 5 Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic About 2018

Despite economic concerns and uncertain trading relations with the EU, most start-up founders in the UK are confident about how…

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Tenders

Supplier Event – South Cambridgeshire District Council

Open early engagement – This means that a procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of…

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Business News

UK Growth To Remain ‘Steady But Sluggish’

The UK economy is expected to grow steadily, but at a subdued rate in 2018. According to the latest forecast…

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Business News

Advisory Fuel Rates Update

As of 1 December 2017, advisory fuel rates have been updated for employees’ usage of company cars. The following rates…

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Business News

Envirobuild gears up for growth with new board directors

Envirobuild, supplier of sustainable building products, is marking the next stage in its development with the appointment of two non…

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Business News

Construction workers think Brexit will hit government infrastructure projects and ‘intensify skills crisis’, research shows

More than 80 per cent of construction workers believe Brexit will damage the UK’s industry and prevent high-profile government infrastructure…

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