by Josh Hall | 17 Feb 2009
The number of foreign nationals wishing to start businesses in the UK has grown steadily in recent years. While it is arguably easier to achieve this today than at any time previously, there are still significant hurdles that must be overcome. The government has recently introduced new restrictions on the movement of labour, and budding entrepreneurs will inevitably feel the effects of this. The new points-based immigration system introduced by the government in 2008-09 has further complicated the situation.
by Josh Hall | 09 Feb 2009
As a small business owner you may well find it a struggle to keep up with your day-to-day responsibilities and the last thing you want is a mass of red tape and regulation to navigate. However, if you run a business you operate in the public domain and so there are inevitably some public responsibilities that you must fulfil, ranging from environmental requirements to compliance with data protection legislation. These are some of the key responsibilities facing small business owners.
by Josh Hall | 27 Jan 2009
The contraction of the retail sector has presented problems for a wide range of businesses. Woolworths, that most talismanic of British chains, felt the strain perhaps the most acutely and has ceased to trade altogether. Many others are scaling back their ranges, reining in spending, and concentrating on evergreen product lines that they believe will offer steady, predictable returns.
by Josh Hall | 14 Jan 2009
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by Josh Hall | 13 Jan 2009
As the recession settles in for the long haul, the number of redundancies continues to rise. Many of those who have found themselves newly unemployed were in well paid jobs and have found it hard to secure another job in the same field. As a result many are looking for an alternative to regular employment.
by Josh Hall | 09 Dec 2008
Interest rates are at their lowest since 1951. The government is presiding over the biggest financial support package in British history. The banks are part nationalised.
by Josh Hall | 03 Dec 2008
Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, claimed yesterday that Britain is "closer than ever before" to joining the euro.
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