New research has found that over half of Brits have had to take time off work because of stress but many bosses say they don't know how to help.
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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.
Four in five small businesses have unqualified staff managing their finances, according to new research.
A new survey of self-employed professionals has found that confidence in the UK economy is diminishing as Brexit approaches.
More than half of UK office workers are unhappy with their workplace dress code according to new research.
A new study has identified the fixtures and equipment that waste the most energy in small business premises.
Small firms have been reporting areas where they can't get a reliable mobile signal as part of a new campaign by the British Chambers of Commerce.
A new report predicts that UK exports of goods and services will continue to rise and will double by 2030.
After many years of rapid growth, the number of self-employed people in the UK has reached a plateau, according to new Government figures.
The latest Government statistics show that wages have grown by 2.8% compared to a year earlier.
Business leaders' confidence in the economy has returned to positive territory for the first time in almost a year.
Almost three-quarters of marketers polled in a new study say that a culture of measurement is killing creativity when it comes to devising marketing campaigns.
A new UK business current account with integrated accounting and tax software has launched this week.
Half of consumers have yet to receive any emails from brands asking for permission to use their information, as new data regulation draws closer.
A package of measures has been introduced to level the playing field for smaller businesses bidding to win Government contracts.
New research has identified the UK cities that have the highest proportion of cashless transactions.
There are almost seven million potential entrepreneurs in the UK who have plans for a business but are being held back because of a lack of support.
The Government-backed enterprise programme has provided more than 54,000 loans to start-ups and early stage businesses since 2012.
New research has highlighted the products and services most likely to be found via social media.
In its sixth year, the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme provides funding and support to budding entrepreneurs that want to make a difference.
Businesses with more than 250 employees must publish their gender pay gap data by midnight on 4 April.
New research has revealed that 45% of UK businesses do nothing to help alleviate workers' stress , despite the fact that work is the most common cause of stress.
New figures show that there has been a 25% drop in the number of people starting apprenticeships in the first two quarters of the 2017/18 academic year.
Over a third of UK businesses don't believe that the UK's road and rail networks are meeting their needs, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce.
One in five 18-24 year-olds say they have rejected a potential employer because they were put off by the state of the premises, according to new research.
A quarter of small UK retailers expect to see an increase in sales over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Confidence among UK small firms is rising according to the Federation of Small Businesses.
A new study has found that busy start-up owners are devoting less than a day per month to market their business.
After several years of rises, the latest labour market statistics show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has fallen by 22,000 in the past year.
Uptake of shared parental leave has been slow since it was introduced but new research suggests that attitudes could be changing.
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