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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 survey has found that more than one in two UK office workers believe their health is being impaired by their workplace.
The UK small business organisation wants to end late payments and stop supply chain bullying.
The number of UK exporters that expect to have to increase their prices because of rising costs has gone up, according to a new report.
Inflation and a continuing skills shortage are pushing up salaries in the private sector, according to a new report.
A new report has warned that self-employed workers in the UK may need to keep working until they are almost 80 to build up a big enough pension pot.
One in three smaller businesses expects access to finance to become more difficult after Brexit, according to a new report.
Big name store and café closures are causing anxiety among consumers as empty shop fronts continue to dominate some UK high streets.
The UK's cyber threat environment is intensifying according to the findings of a new survey.
The government has published new guidance for employers to help them identify why they have a gender pay gap and how to take action to close it.
The UK tax body has written to UK businesses that trade only with the EU, with details of the actions they need to take in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been formally tested by HMRC.
The inquiry will investigate how government policy on business rates has affected UK businesses and could pave the way for reforms.
Over 93% of taxpayers filed their self assessment tax returns by the deadline; however, 700,000 taxpayers have yet to comply.
A new poll of small business owners and self-employed workers has found that Brexit and Making Tax Digital for VAT are causing significant anxiety as major changes loom in 2019.
A new report on business-to-business ecommerce has found that many online retailers have websites that put off potential customers.
Small businesses are spending 15% more on taxes, rates, levies and employment obligations compared to 2011.
New analysis of the self-employed sector has found that job flexibility is the key attraction for today's freelancers.
Pregnant women and new parents returning to work after having children are to be further protected from unfairly losing their jobs under new proposals set out by the government.
Uncertainty over Brexit means that pay for most UK professionals will remain flat in 2019, according to a new survey.
Nearly half of SME employees have quit jobs because of work-related stresses that hadn't been addressed, according to new research.
The government is to waive the planned £65 fee for EU nationals living in the UK who apply for settled status after Brexit.
Government labour market data reveals that almost 76% of the UK population is now in work, the highest employment level for decades.
Small business owners who set up shop in their home town have a higher than average turnover, according to new research.
New research has found that more than half (54%) of workers say they frequently arrive for work already feeling stressed.
UK business groups have expressed their concerns about a potential no-deal Brexit after Parliament rejected the government's proposed withdrawal agreement.
A survey of members of the union Prospect has found that two-thirds of EU citizens working in a range of specialist sectors say they might leave the UK because of Brexit.
A new study has identified the 15 most promising places to start a business in the UK.
The take-up of flexible working has stalled in the past nine years, despite Government initiatives and legislation changes.
The prime minister's Brexit deal is almost as unpopular as the prospect of leaving the EU with no deal, according to a new poll of self-employed workers.
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