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Accounting body supports retention deposit schemes for small businesses

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the first accounting body to support a cross-party, multi-business campaign to introduce a retention deposit schemes for small businesses (SMEs). AAT’s new scheme will end the practice of payments being withheld for and unreasonable length of time and eliminate the risk of losing retention costs through contractor bankruptcy. The post Accounting body supports retention deposit schemes for small businesses appeared first on Small Business.

Most self-employed workers think Brexit won’t affect their business

Most (63 per cent) self-employed workers think Brexit will have no direct impact on their business, according to new research. Kensington Mortgages surveyed over 1,000 self-employed workers across the UK to analyse their thoughts and concerns over the year ahead. Of those surveyed, an optimistic 47 per cent of these self-employed workers expect 2018 to The post Most self-employed workers think Brexit won’t affect their business appeared first on Small Business.

Businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever

It’s been a year since WannaCry ransomware hit the NHS, but 40 per cent of businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever. In a Tanium survey of 500 frontline IT security workers in the UK, around a third admitted there was panic immediately after the WannaCry attack, but many haven’t taken the action The post Businesses feel more exposed to a cyber attack than ever appeared first on Small Business.

Self-employed think artificial intelligence won’t majorly affect the workplace

Half of the UK’s independent workers don’t think that artificial intelligence will have a significant impact on the world of work. Accenture data has predicted that the growing trend of AI in the workplace could double annual economic growth rates, but independent workers aren’t convinced. A Qdos Contractor survey with over 1500 contractor respondents shows The post Self-employed think artificial intelligence won’t majorly affect the workplace appeared first on Small Business.

Booking meeting rooms is the biggest frustration of the working day

Booking meeting rooms is the biggest frustration Brits face in their working day. RedstoneConnect reveals that 77 per cent of UK workers get vexed when it comes to finding that elusive meeting space. Asking colleagues to leave the room they’d booked proves to be the most annoying part of the process, with booking the room The post Booking meeting rooms is the biggest frustration of the working day appeared first on Small Business.

Most people want to go self-employed to ditch the boss

Almost eight out of ten people say that ditching the boss is the main reason why they want to go self-employed. Other reasons include a better work-life balance (66 per cent) and more money (46 per cent), according to research from AXA Business Insurance. It appears that it’s worth the gamble. In a separate survey The post Most people want to go self-employed to ditch the boss appeared first on Small Business.

One in three UK employees think about quitting on a regular basis

Research from CABA suggests that employee mental health is under threat, with more than one in three employees  (36 per cent) confessing they think about quitting their position on a regular basis. The study reveals that 13 per cent of employees are resorting to pulling a sickie to cope with stress, with the same (13 The post One in three UK employees think about quitting on a regular basis appeared first on Small Business.

What emerging business ideas could boom in the future?

UK entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage of the next emerging business trends which could boom in 2018 and beyond. If you’re a budding entrepreneur considering going solo with a passion for all things tech, there are some great opportunities for you to build on your skill set and turn that brain power into a The post What emerging business ideas could boom in the future? appeared first on Small Business.

Lack of sleep and poor productivity at work costs the UK

With World Sleep Day on 16th March, it’s time to understand how lack of sleep physically impacts our health, productivity in the workplace and the overall economy. Experts at Spa Seekers reveal that sleep deprivation is has become so wide-spread throughout some parts of the world, that it is having a significant impact on the The post Lack of sleep and poor productivity at work costs the UK appeared first on Small Business. Powered by WPeMatico

Fresh face: Research suggests businesses owners are getting younger

Setting up your own business is a younger person’s game as new research reveals that the average age Brits decide to go it alone is just 27. The analysis by cloud accounting software company, Xero, found that entrepreneurial spirit is getting younger, revealing 20 as the age that younger business owners (18 – 34 yo) The post Fresh face: Research suggests businesses owners are getting younger appeared first on Small Business. Powered by WPeMatico

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