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Small firms unsure about funding options

Awareness of alternative funding options remains low among UK firms, according to surveys by two of the UK’s business bodies. Both the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Forum for Private Business (FPB) have recently polled their members about their experiences of finding business funding. The British Chambers of Commerce surveyed more than 1,000 […]

Skills shortages are likely to worsen says CBI

Acute skills shortages are holding back businesses across many sectors, including manufacturing, construction and professional services, according to new research by the CBI. This year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey polled 500 companies that together employ over three million people just before the EU referendum. SMEs accounted for nearly a third of respondents (31%). The […]