Transport Minster Norman Baker has announced the formation of the ‘Anywhere Working’ consortium in a speech given in central London.
New research has revealed that SMEs in the UK rely less on bank debt than their international counterparts but have a lower level of business insurance than those outside the UK.
The second phase of the Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) was launched today by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Minister for Skills John Hayes. The fund will support businesses to develop their skills solutions tailored to their own needs, transforming growth in their sector, region or supply chain.
Despite record unemployment figures many UK employers are finding it difficult to recruit British workers – especially amongst the younger age groups.
Businesses will be given the power to design, develop and purchase the vocational training programme they need under a £250 million plan announced today by the Prime Minister. The move is designed to boost economic growth and ensure that the UK workforce has the skills that businesses require.
As much as £9 billion pounds could be added to the British economy if SMEs that aspire to grow were able to do so. Key barriers to growth, which need to be overcome, include economic uncertainly, regulation and market demand.
Small businesses may be losing out on the most talented employees due to concerns among jobseekers around pay and benefits, according to a new survey.
Business Minister Mark Prisk today announced two new government initiatives to support young people gaining their first experiences of enterprise as he marked the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Yell and UK Trade & Investment(UKTI) have announced an exciting partnership to provide vital support and guidance to small and medium-sized enterprises looking to expand internationally.