Small businesses are facing challenges posed by the introduction of the national living wage (NLW) with 59% absorbing increased costs through reduced profitability. ...

82% of SMEs still have outstanding balances from their debtors, with the average owed estimated at £62,957, according to research by Direct Line for Businesses. ...

52% of small firms have felt the negative consequences of unfair contract terms with their suppliers in the last 3 years, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found. ...

Small businesses will have the majority of their apprenticeship training costs covered as part of the government's plan to increase the number of apprenticeships. ...

The trade deficit in goods grew by £0.9 billion between May and June 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. ...