Business development

‘Complex’ levy affects apprenticeships

SMEs urged to get to grips with the apprenticeship system.

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Online traders add £11bn to UK exports

Business is booming for SMEs trading on Amazon or eBay.

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Digital spending for SMEs passes £1.2bn

Most government spending on digital services has gone to SMEs.

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Firms planning to increase or maintain development spending

Are you planning to increase or maintain business development? 70% of firms are doing so, according to the Confederation of Business Industry.

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Inclusive workplaces linked to productivity

Businesses need to take more action in making their workplaces inclusive to staff, according to the Confederation of Business Industry.

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Businesses falling behind on digital technology adoption

Is your business adopting digital technologies? A 'digital divide' is opening up between the 55% of businesses that are adopting digital technologies and the 45% who are falling behind.

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Businesses call for clarity on apprenticeship levy

Businesses are calling for more clarity on the logistics and affordability of apprenticeship levy.

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‘Skill-shortage vacancies’ a challenge for businesses

The challenge that many businesses are facing in trying to get the right people for their workforce has been detailed in a UKCES Employer Skills Survey.

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Scale-up businesses contribute billions to economy

3,000 growing medium-sized businesses contributed £59 billion to the UK economy between 2010 and 2013.

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SME broadband access falls behind residential consumers

Small and medium sized enterprises' access to superfast broadband continues to fall behind residential consumers.

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