Efforts are underway to help more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Cumbria to win work in the nuclear sector. Almost 50 businesses attended an ‘SME awareness day’ in Workington last week to hear aboutRead more Helping Cumbrian business break into nuclear
The building that houses Carlisle’s House of Fraser department store changed hands for £13.3m as recently as 2013. The buyers – investors operating through companies in Kuwait and the Channel Islands – probably thought theyRead more Can we save the high street?
The World Cup is in full swing and Wimbledon fortnight begins on Monday. Major sporting events like these can cause a headache for employers as staff request time off to watch or, worse still, pretendRead more Podcast: How to avoid a World Cup own goal
24% of firms have never heard of Making Tax Digital, which comes into effect next April for VAT Only 10% of firms know ‘a lot of details’ about the switch to the digitised tax systemRead more BCC: delay roll-out of Making Tax Digital
There were 23,900 apprenticeship starts recorded in March, down from 50,000 in March 2017, according to the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s monthly apprenticeship statistics update, published today. Overall starts for the year to date standRead more The Apprenticeship Levy isn’t working
Research commissioned by Barclays Bank reveals that almost half of SMEs have been targeted by fraudsters, and one-in-four of these has fallen victim. Where businesses are caught out, the average cost is £35,000. To markRead more Podcast: Protect your business against fraud