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UK small businesses

UK firms more optimistic but challenges remain

Optimism is growing among businesses in the UK, according to two separate surveys published today. The BDO Optimism Index, released every month by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP, increased by 1.7 points in February following a 21-year low reading […]

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UK Manufacturing

UK manufacturers see orders rebound but remain cautious

An increased number of manufacturers in the UK have seen orders rise this month, but overall they expect output to be flat in the early part of 2013,

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UK business groups urge chancellor to help firms grow

Business groups in the UK have urged the government to address the financing constraints faced by small and medium-sized firms. With just over a week to go before Chancellor

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One in ten UK shops standing empty

More than one in ten shops in the UK is currently empty, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reported today. After nine months in recession, and with many big-name firms

Car group Jaguar will also receive funding

UK’s Regional Growth Fund gets £1bn injection

The UK government confirmed today that it has allocated GBP1bn to support the growth of businesses across England. This is the third round of the Regional Growth Fund scheme

High street

Growth in UK retail sales but high street retailers still struggling

Retail sales in the UK rose in September as consumers bought new clothes for the colder weather and uniforms for the new school year. The Office for National Statistics

social media

UK businesses increasingly adapting new technologies — survey

More UK businesses are trying to ride the wave of new technology adoption and consumer demand, a new survey by Deloitte has found. The annual chief information officer (CIO)

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UK trade deficit more than doubled in August

There was a big increase in the UK's trade deficit in August 2012, new figures showed today. A report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that the


Stronger demand for staff at UK firms in September

Demand for staff among UK firms increased at stronger rate in September, a new report showed today. The Report on Jobs, produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)

social media marketing

More than half of all UK businesses use social media marketing strategies

Despite the overwhelming evidence that social media is a highly effective tool for business, companies on both sides of the Atlantic are still scratching their heads trying to

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