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SMEs in profit at 2007 levels

7 April 2015

2007The number of small businesses that reported profits over the last 12 months has returned to 2007 levels, according to the government’s Small Business Survey.

The annual survey conducted by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed that 78% of…

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Businesses lack mental health policies

26 March 2015

Three quarters of employers don’t have a workplace mental health policy, research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and YouGov has found.

mental healthThe survey of 1,150 employees and 586 employers reveals that stress and anxiety affect the productivity of 32%…

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Number of small firms hits record high

19 March 2015

There are a record 5.2 million small firms in the UK, according to a government report.

The number of small businesses has increased by 760,000 since 2010 and 4.5 million people are now self-employed, an increase of 500,000 from 2010.

The report reveals that more than £130 million has been lent…

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Inflation falls to 14-year low

4 February 2015

InflationThe Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation fell sharply to 0.5% in the year to December 2014, from 1% in November 2014, official figures show.

This is the joint lowest CPI rate on record and the lowest since May 2000.

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