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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.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is asking the government to do more to support struggling small firms by giving them export vouchers.
Government figures show that labour productivity has fallen at the fastest rate for five years in the second quarter of 2019.
Two-thirds of women believe they are contributing to the gender pay gap according to a new report.
A new report on the cyber threat environment has found that businesses are fighting back and becoming more aware of ways to protect themselves against cyber crime.
Most firms still aren't fully GDPR compliant but a new report has found that compliance brings significant business benefits.
Chancellor Sajid Javid has unveiled plans to lower the age threshold for the National Living Wage to 21, on advice from the Low Pay Commission.
HMRC's recent win at the High Court against three BBC presenters has only added to the confusion about IR35 rules according to freelancer body IPSE.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published an evaluation of UK government guidance for businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.
A new survey has revealed that worries about work are having a detrimental impact on employees during their time off.
A new poll by the Institute of Directors has found that UK firms want an end to Brexit uncertainty but don't want the UK to leave with no deal.
Freelancer body IPSE has warned that 3.3 million self-employed people could be left without a pension within the next ten years.
One in 20 UK workers are not getting holiday pay and one in ten don't get a payslip, according to the findings of new research on employment practices.
Nearly two-thirds of the UK workforce want to change their career path but many wrongly believe they are too old to embark on an apprenticeship.
More than one in five UK small business owners are looking to expand into new markets overseas in order to achieve business growth.
Small business confidence has dipped but the labour market remains strong as UK SMEs continue to hire.
New prompt payment rules have been introduced by the government, excluding big businesses with poor payment practices from lucrative public sector contracts.
A new survey has found that over three-quarters of people want to work for firms that have a good reputation.
Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has unveiled a £10 million grant scheme for business organisations and trade associations to help UK businesses get ready for Brexit.
A new study has investigated which UK cities and sectors have the biggest gender pay gaps.
Taking time off improves freelancers' performance as well as their work-life balance, a new study has found.
Cloud services, the rollout of 5G and advances in broadband are driving up small business spending on telecoms, according to a new report.
Fewer than one in three EU citizens in the UK have had settlement status applications approved, as the UK government announces that freedom of movement will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
New research has found that legislation and economic climate are the biggest obstacles facing UK businesses that are looking to grow.
Leading organisations from education and business have come together to agree a universal framework for essential skills.
A new poll has found that more than a quarter of small firms would face immediate closure if a key person in the business died or became seriously ill.
The UK has seen a 9% increase in business theft over the past three years but some parts of the country are seeing much bigger rises, according to new research.
A new study has uncovered the biggest mistakes experienced by the owners of UK small firms, including financing, pricing and taking misplaced advice from others.
A new survey has found that cashflow is a significant challenge for businesses that see their sales fluctuate across the year.
UK small firms are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day, according to new findings from the Federation of Small Businesses.
This week sees a significant deadline under Making Tax Digital as VAT-registered businesses that file on a quarterly basis submit their first VAT return using the new system.
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