A state-funded agency that provides loans for small businesses is to cut its interest rates.
Category: Business News
Confidence among small businesses is at a four-year low because of concerns among companies that the economy will weaken as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.
Small businesses that claim they were mistreated by Royal Bank of Scotland’s turnaround division have abandoned plans to wait for the regulator to establish a compensation scheme and will launch a £1bn legal action against the bank this year.
A government inquiry is to consider whether a ‘fatherhood penalty’ exists. Levelling this playing field could help women to progress at work
Some companies block work emails while staff are away or monitor internet use, but they must tell workers first
One in five British businesses has been hacked by cybercriminals in the past year, research has suggested.
Household finances are in their worst state since the summer of 2014, according to a closely watched survey.
An American activist hedge fund has dismissed a plan by Akzo Nobel to split its business in two and hand back £1.3 billion to shareholders, calling it too ambitious, incomplete and an attempt by senior managers to keep their jobs.
Consumers ‘exploited and abused’ on energy bills
The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever lifted its dividend by 12 per cent as it reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and moved to bounce back from a surprise takeover approach by Kraft Heinz.