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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.
A new study has found that two-thirds of UK small firms are planning to dedicate more budget to marketing in 2018/2019, including social media, content and PR.
UK small firms are diversifying in their choice of finance but overall demand for external funding remains very weak.
UK small businesses have less legal issues to contend with, according to new research by the Legal Services Board.
January was a difficult month for retailers; it could be a sign of things to come according to the Office for National Statistics.
The average UK small business spends £5,000 and three working weeks every year on tax compliance, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.
A new study refutes the claim that business regulations are burdensome for British small businesses.
Over a third of businesses say apprentices will be the most valuable source of emerging talent in 2018; it could be the start of an apprenticeship revival according to a new report.
Aberdeen comes out top as a new survey identifies the 15 UK cities that offer the best conditions for new businesses.
New research on small business staff perks has found that companies are failing to offer benefits that hit the spot with employees.
An investigation into what employees search for online has thrown new light onto the way employers treat their staff.
A new Government report has found that most gig workers are satisfied with the way that they work but it says more must be done to protect the most vulnerable.
The Institute of Directors has called the Government's Good Work plan the "biggest shake-up of employment law in generations".
The Government has announced a package of reforms designed to better protect workers and address the challenges of fast-changing working practices.
New research shows that even though the vast majority of self-employed workers are glad they made the decision to work for themselves, they had underestimated the amount of spare time they would have.
New research has found that many self-employed workers and small businesses are holding inadequate amounts of cash savings, leaving them with no financial safety net.
Inefficient processes are contributing to the cashflow crisis among the UK's small businesses according to new research.
The Competition and Markets Authority has introduced new rules making it easier for UK small businesses to get loans and change banks.
The Sutton Trust is calling for internships to be properly advertised and paid if they last longer than one month.
Smaller and growing businesses are struggling to hire the right talent, according to new research.
The Government's tax clampdown on public sector contractors has resulted in a significant drop in the number of new company formations, according to analysis of Companies House data.
British workers are finding it hard to balance work and wellbeing and are looking to their employers for more support.
There was an increase in the number of company insolvencies in 2017, according to newly-released Government statistics.
The latest labour market statistics suggest that self-employment growth in the UK is slowing down after a long period of sustained growth in the number of people that work for themselves.
One third of the expected self-assessment tax returns for 2016-2017 are still outstanding with only one week to go before the 31 January deadline.
Young would-be entrepreneurs could win support to get an innovative idea off the ground under a new scheme run by the Prince's Trust and Innovate UK.
The UK tax body HMRC is offering support for businesses that have been affected by the liquidation of construction firm Carillion.
The messaging service WhatsApp has launched a business app so that users can keep their personal and company communications separate.
From selling items on eBay to renting out a room, new research shows that 25% of British people now run a side business in order to boost their income.
While passion is still a key driver for many entrepreneurs, a new survey has found that 23% of new businesses have been set up specifically to be sold for profit.
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