The Road to Recovery: New Poll Shows One in Five SMEs Welcoming Back Clients and Contributing to Economic Stability

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> For the second year running, the top business opportunity for SMEs is the return of clients as the economy stabilises, according to a new report. One in five SME owners see this as a key opportunity for growth in 2023 – while 20% are looking to introduce new products or services, and […]

FSB launches ‘Sunshine List’ of ideas to empower hospitality firms as tourism season kicks off

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Policymakers have a golden opportunity to help small firms make the most of tourism season this summer as the holiday season kicks off, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB.) The UK’s unparalleled attractions, coupled with favourable exchange rates, will likely attract a wave of international visitors over the next few […]

Breaking Down UK Inflation: The Impact of Rising Food Prices on Farmers

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Food prices in the UK have soared at their fastest rate for almost 45 years, with grocery prices rising by 19.1% in the year to April. “I know people are paying more for their bag of potatoes or bag of carrots, but it’s not because we want more money,” said Pembrokeshire potatoe […]

Recession uncertainty tames UK business confidence upward movement

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Uncertainty about whether the UK economy will tip into a recession caused by sky high inflation and the Bank of England hiking interest rates aggressively to tame it is keeping businesses grounded, a new survey out today shows. A five straight month upward rise in optimism among leaders of Britain’s biggest firms […]

Job Crisis Looms: CBI Announces Layoffs to Reduce Wage Bill by 33%

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The UK’s most prominent business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry, is to lay off a swathe of its staff as it fights for survival amid a crisis prompted by multiple sexual misconduct allegations. The CBI needs to cut its wage bill by a third within months, staff were told at […]

British Airways fined over $1M for delayed refunds during COVID-19 pandemic

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> British Airways has been fined $1.1 million by the U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) for failing to provide timely refunds to passengers for flights to and from the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. This penalty aims to serve as a strong deterrent to future unlawful practices by British Airways and other carriers. […]

Food industry lobbying threatens UK household recycling reforms

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Britain’s major retailers and food manufacturers are increasing their lobbying efforts to postpone significant environmental reforms that will require them to pay for the collection and recycling of household packaging waste from next year. The proposed “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) scheme, set to launch in April 2024, would require food producers and […]

How Equity Value Finder is Filling the Void of the Broken Stock Options System

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Exercising stock options is within every employee’s right. Regardless of their industry, stocks are considered a crucial component of their total compensation package. A survey by National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) shows that 6,500 employee stock ownership plans encompass about 14 million participants in 2023, highlighting how employees see stock options […]

Top tax tips for US expats from specialist advisor Arif Patel

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Working your way through the US tax code is daunting in itself. And for US expats living in the UK, it’s even more complex. Preston, UK based retired tax specialist Arif Patel gives his top tax tips for US expats “The US is one of just two countries in the world that […]

The benefits of working with a mortgage broker for bad credit applicants

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> If you’re someone with bad credit, you know just how tough it can be to secure a mortgage loan. Traditional lenders often reject those with poor credit histories, leaving them feeling hopeless and stuck. But don’t lose heart just yet, because there’s a solution – working with a specialist adverse credit mortgage […]