Comment & Analysis

Are you prepared for the National Living Wage?

How will you prepare for the increased wage bill?

How will you prepare for the increased wage bill?

Elaine Pritchard / 16 Mar 2016

The new legislation coming into force in April 2016. Here's how you can prepare

Make your business finance ready

John Atkinson / 15 Mar 2016

The type of lending most suitable for a firm heavily depends upon its catalogue of assets and risk profile – one size does not fit all

The evolution of the COO

Georgina Worden, client director at Intramezzo, examines the evolving role of the chief operating officer.

Georgina Worden, client director at Intramezzo, examines the evolving role of the chief operating officer.

Georgina Worden / 14 Mar 2016

Are we seeing a reshuffle of c-suite roles to accommodate more innovative positions such as chief digital officer? And if so, what does this mean for the traditional tasks of a COO?

Five key technology trends businesses must embrace

John Cooke / 10 Mar 2016

John Cooke, managing director at Black Pepper Software investigates the technology trends which will take the business world by storm and why companies must embrace emerging technology to avoid becoming industry laggards

Are you ready for a zombie attack?

Many zombie companies  those that can only afford to pay the interest on their debt  would be the first to go to the wall in t

Many zombie companies those that can only afford to pay the interest on their debt would be the first to go to the wall in t

Craig Evans / 03 Mar 2016

Companies that can only afford to pay the interest on their debt are a 'sleeping risk' that can stir at any time

Job vacancies and fear of Brexit threaten UK automotive industry

03 Mar 2016

A recent report into Britain’s automotive industry highlights storms ahead, despite the current time of plenty

Equity crowdfunding: don't be a banker

Over a million UK investors are now exposed to crowdfunding and alternative finance.

Over a million UK investors are now exposed to crowdfunding and alternative finance.

Lee Nicolaou / 03 Mar 2016

"We aren’t fat cat banks, we are finance for the people, from the people"

Brexit: Should I stay or should I go

Donald MacKinnon / 02 Mar 2016

Donald MacKinnon, director of legal services at Law At Work, reflects on what effect the UK leaving the EU could have on employment law and health and safety

Why UK Bingo is “not going away”

15 Feb 2016

Roughly 800,000 people still play high-street bingo in the UK

UK couriers struggle despite record spending

02 Dec 2015

Consumer spending is on the up and internet shopping means couriers should be winning more business: but some are still struggling despite the seemingly favourable conditions

Laptops falling out of favour as tablet sales rise

18 Nov 2015

China sees smartphone slowdown

09 Oct 2015

While global smart phones sales continue to boom, there are signs that the market in China is starting to level off: so why is the world's biggest economy turning off the technology?

Gaining a degree: business sense for young people?

Business degrees: Are they worth the expensive paper they're printed on?

Business degrees: Are they worth the expensive paper they're printed on?

10 Aug 2015

The value of business degrees for those looking to earn a sizeable salary has long been a source of fierce debate: but they may be worth more than some want you to believe...

Small business commissioner: scourge of late payers or toothless PR exercise?

Hywel Roberts / 31 Jul 2015

The announcement or a new role names small business commissioner was greeted with cautious optimism this week: but what powers will this new office bring with it and will it have any real clout to effect change around late payments and beyond?

Summer Budget 2015: Could the living wage be Osborne’s biggest blunder?

Summer Budget: Has Osborne made an error of judgement?

Summer Budget: Has Osborne made an error of judgement?

Hywel Roberts / 09 Jul 2015

As the dust settles on the Summer Budget cracks are already appearing in the chancellor’s plans

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