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Hull Business Support Handbook
Welcome to the latest edition of Hull City Council’s Business Support Handbook.
The Hull and Humber area is on the brink of an exciting and transformational period of economic activity and growth.
Following the Siemens announcement, over the next several years our area aims to become...
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With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
Taxpayers could face tough penalties if they fail to declare their income on foreign assets before new legislation comes into force.
The average number of job applicants per vacancy has dropped in the past year, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Freelancer body IPSE has urged the Government not to extend the changes to IR35 self-employed tax regulation into the private sector.
Most business owners have to keep a close eye on their cashflow even when they are taking a break from their business, according to new research.
The UK tax body has increased the interest rates it charges on late payment of taxes following the rise in the Bank of England base rate.
Over three-fifths of online retailers are planning ahead for this year's pre-Christmas Black Friday event, almost four months in advance.
The majority of British manufacturers say they are getting ready for a hard Brexit by actively forging new relationships with "rest of world" territories, including Asia and the Americas.
A new report has found that few small business employers in the UK are using zero hours contracts and most pay above the statutory wage levels.
Almost one-third of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a new survey.
Social awkwardness, stress, boredom and even hunger can be the drivers for making a purchase, according to new research.
A no-deal Brexit would disproportionately hit small businesses in the UK, according to new research.
A study by the Legal Services Board has found that more small businesses would seek legal advice if they had greater transparency on costs.
Prague heads the list of the 15 top cities in the world for remote workers according to a new study.
Small firms are finding it increasingly costly to raise new finance, according to the latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses.
Despite rising business costs, one in two UK firms say they will give their employees pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey.
The Government is looking at introducing a digital tax to level the playing field between high street stores who pay business rates and online stores.
New research has found that many SME leaders are "close to reaching boiling point" at work.
Nearly one and a half million sole traders across the UK were unable to take any days as annual leave in the past 12 months, according to new research.
A new investigation into the views of self-employed people has found that job satisfaction for freelancers is not all about money.
The number of individual retail insolvencies has reached its highest quarterly level for six years.
Retail sales growth expanded at a healthy pace in the year to July, albeit at a slightly slower rate than in the previous month, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.
Almost a quarter of millennials say they will never be able to afford to retire, according to a new survey.
The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research.
The Office of Tax Simplification has put forward new suggestions for taxing self-employed platform and gig workers.
The Government has published guidance on forthcoming changes to digital record-keeping and VAT return requirements.
The proportion of Government spending that went to SME contractors has dropped for the second year in a row.
The latest labour market statistics show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has remained stable at 4.8 million.
Eight retail gurus have been appointed by the Government to assess the state of UK high streets and advise on how to bring them back to health.
A lack of resources is preventing many small businesses from improving the way they work or updating the products they make.
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