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Living Wage: Brent Council is offering incentives to raise salaries

Council offers business rate reduction for Living Wage employers

Labour-led Brent council first in the country to incentive Living Wage

Grey matter: Older workers have invaluable experience and knowledge

Older workers face ‘outdated stereotypes’ throughout hiring processes

Businesses encouraged to look closely at recruitment or miss out on valuable knowledge and experience

Banana King: Was this a real short film?

Quiz: Can you identify the genuine crowdfunding campaigns?

Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction

Good job: Unemployment continues to fall

Higher self-employment figures drive further fall in unemployment

Numbers choosing self-employment as a route into work remains high

Glass ceiling: Women are being put off applying for top positions

One in five women believe reaching senior management ‘impossible’

Research by O2 and CIPD reveals worrying trend ahead of deadline for Lord Davies women on boards target

Crowded out: Majority still unaware of crowdfunding

More than half of consumers still ignorant of crowdfunding 

Lack of awareness and risk aversion barriers to small business funding

Taxing times: CGT may be restricting small business growth

Entrepreneurs deterred from maximizing growth potential by high CGT rates

UHY Hacker Young report reviews CGT rates 50 years after its introduction

Making up: Productivity is key to economic growth

Report moots productivity as key to sustaining global growth

McKinsey & Company research explores ways to stimulate global economy

Present incorrect: Returned gifts cause a headache for retailers

How retailers can prevent January returns from blocking growth

Growing up: Younger employees seek ethically minded employers

More than half of Millennials would work harder if employer ‘was making a difference to others’

Younger workers increasingly motivated by social conscience, report finds

Short fuse: Customers are losing patience with British businesses

Customer service deteriorating among UK businesses

UK Customer Satisfaction level suggests worst performance since January 2010

Cashing in: SMEs enjoyed a profitable 2014

Four in ten SMEs increase turnover in 2014

Strong year for SMEs according to LV= Broker research

Bad debt: SMEs are struggling to secure credit

Banks tighten purse strings on SME credit

Value of rejected credit up 28% in 2014 Q3

Mamas & Papas: Public believe childcare should be equal

Majority believe in professional couples sharing childcare equally

Survey released ahead of introduction of Shared Parental Leave

Are new personal devices putting businesses at risk?

Post-Christmas mobile devices present cyber threat to business

Risk from BYOD intensifies with glut of new technology

Language can be a barrier to securing finance

Younger workers more likely to work for foreign business owners

Almost one-quarter of Millennials work for owners born overseas

Could print marketing be due a revival?

BMW turns to tech start-up to revitalise print marketing

Newest NCF technology predicted to have “huge impact”

One in four employees feels under-appreciated

Large increase in workers looking to move jobs

Research by ILM reveals increase in staff with itchy feet

Clegg: Regional Growth Fund ‘key to stronger economy’

Deputy prime minister hails programme as it reaches 8,000 landmark 8,000th investment.

Digital businesses dealing with EU countries will need to be aware of VAT changes

New EU VAT rules come into play for UK businesses

A new tax shake-up will affect the rates of VAT charged by businesses dealing with EU customers. 

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