2020 has proved challenging for SMEs across all sectors but working with likeminded peers to address key issues and opportunities can help businesses to successfully navigate through Covid-19 and the ongoing EU transition. At a time when SMEs need impactful support, working with other business leaders is an effective approach to share knowledge and find solutions in a trusted ...

Are you a fan of rodeo events? This month is another opportunity for you to have an amazing experience. For fans not just in the US but around the world, they are counting hours before they see another edition of the National Finals Rodeo, scheduled between December 3rd and 12th this year at Globe Life Field Arlington, Texas. Over ...

Bentley has lined up five cargo planes to fly in car parts if there is disruption at the UK border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, in a marker of the deep concerns facing motor manufacturers as trade negotiations continue. Companies from across the economy have expressed concern that imports could be disrupted for weeks if the UK ...

Boris Johnson was pressed yesterday to formulate a “comprehensive plan” to save retail jobs after the collapses of Arcadia and Debenhams. Sir Keir Starmer asked the prime minister to “work with us, with the trade unions and the sector to finally bring forward a comprehensive plan to save retail jobs and provide the sector with much greater support” during ...

Sir Philip Green’s family is to pay a promised £50m into their fashion empire’s pension scheme within the next 10 days – almost a year earlier than scheduled – as the business secretary, Alok Sharma, called on the insolvency watchdog to investigate the handling of the failed group. Sharma has asked the insolvency watchdog to examine whether the conduct ...

Leon has appointed advisers to launch a company voluntary arrangement as the self-styled natural fast-food chain seeks to cut its unsustainable rents. The group, co-founded by Henry Dimbleby, the prime minister’s “food tsar”, has hired Quantuma, a business advisory group, as it continues to suffer a sharp fall in customer numbers as tough Covid-19 restrictions are imposed nationwide. In ...

Health and safety in the workplace are underpinned by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974. There is little doubt that the legislation has contributed to making the workplace a safer place. It has established: the general responsibilities and obligations which employers have towards their employees and members of the public; and, which employees have towards themselves ...

London’s been burning since tobacco sales shot up in England in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tobacco companies claim that lockdowns and travel restrictions have been good for business, because smugglers have a harder time transporting contraband across national borders. But seeing as how 60-70% of the parallel trade in tobacco is driven by firms linked to the ...

Small businesses have to look towards the future or risk being left behind. The general population knows when a business is a little outdated and will start to look elsewhere at some point, which is something you don’t want for your business. The following are some things you can do to modernize your small business for 2021. Remote Working ...

As the number of Zilch sign-ups continues to soar, many are comparing the exclusive BNPL scheme to Klarna and Amex. As buy now pay later (BNPL) schemes gain popularity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers around the world are opting for these solutions to spread their payments when shopping online. Typically, the most reputable providers don’t charge interest or fees, ...