by Rosie Beasley | 15 May 2007
Increasing concern over the risks faced by businesses from factors such as terrorism and political violence is causing businesses to avoid investing in politically sensitive areas or locating offices in large cities, according to Lloyd's.
by Rosie Beasley | 01 May 2007
Business owners are labouring one and half times the standard number of hours in order to run their companies. On average they work nearly 53 hours a week, compared to the 35 hours worked in a nine-to-five job. That equates to a staggering 33 million extra 'working weeks' put in collectively each year by the UK's 1.4m small businesses, according to research from Bank of Scotland Business Banking.
by Rosie Beasley | 28 Apr 2007
Buy-to-let has been weathering the recent Bank of England interest rate rises well, with only two per cent of landlords telling an Alliance & Leicester survey that they are likely to sell any of their letting property because of rising rates.
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