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We can’t afford to tackle mental health, say bosses  

The prospects of support for staff with mental health issues appear slim following a report that revealed almost half of employers feel they don’t...

Out of Lockdown but Takeaway boom continues

The Takeaway food business saw a huge rise in orders during Lockdown – and this shows no sign of changing, despite the relaxation of...

Searching for answers: 5 minutes with Google’s ex-MD

During his time at Google, Dan Cobley was responsible for five-billion dollar's worth of revenue. These days, the search giant's former UK MD is...

Small firms will be next on furlough fraud hitlist  

Comment by Ian McMonagle Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s largesse in support of UK businesses throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread fraud. And the signs...

Does back to school mean back to the old normal?

More than a fifth of small businesses expect their productivity to rise as children now that children are going back to school full time. New...

One year on: Covid accelerates desire for a career change

Three fifths of UK workers plan to make career changes as a result of Covid, an increase of seven percentage points since last July. This...

Outside opening – how hospitality fared

The reopening of outdoor dining and drinking saw hundreds of thousands flock to bars, restaurants, and pubs across the country this month. After an average...

Small business growth forecasts hit two-year high 

Small business growth forecasts have finally returned to pre-Covid levels - with London, the South East and Yorkshire driving resurgent confidence for the next...

We’re hiring – businesses bank on post-Covid bounce  

More than a quarter of SMEs plan to invest more in their businesses in the year ahead than during a typical pre-pandemic year, underlining...

Revealed: the true cost of our Covid year

Covid has cost SMEs more than £126.6 billion – nearly double the £69 billion initially projected a year ago, one report suggests.  On an individual...