11 September 2017
| by Max Goldbart
According to research from accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young, entrepreneurs are four times more likely to start a business in London than in the Vale of Glamorgan.
20 February 2017
| by Max Goldbart
It is the bane of an SME’s life: late payments from a large customer can leave a smaller company in dire straits. For too long, it appears the government has sat back and allowed the big companies contracting out work to SMEs to get away with paying late by up to – and beyond – 90 days.
15 June 2015
| by Sarah Cosgrove
Among measures on the EU referendum, housing, trade unions and immigration announced in the Queen’s Speech at the end of last month nestled The Small Business Conciliation Service, a proposed independent arbiter of payment disputes between large and small businesses. Few details are yet available, as the government is holding a consultation first, but the idea is it will help small businesses get paid without unduly upsetting their clients.
08 December 2014
| by Simon Nias
Much like the curate’s egg, George Osborne’s final Autumn Statement of this parliament contained good and bad news in fairly equal measure.
07 June 2013
| by Hannah Jordan
If cyber crime is a term that has until now not pinged on your radar, things are about to change.
20 June 2012
| by Pamela Mardle
At the IPIA annual conference in Leeds last week, BSkyB's head of print management Mark Cruise addressed an audience of print managers and trade printers and outlined the reasons behind Sky's decision to bring its print management in house.
18 April 2012
| by Adam Hooker
Pre-packs, and their more infamous relation, the phoenix, have been a feature of the print industry since the Enterprise Act 2002 made administration the dominant form of insolvency. As with many legislative reforms, the aim was noble but the consequences...