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Earlier start appeals to 1 in 4 workers

Research shows working 9am-5pm is no longer desirable.

Simplified VAT system outlined

Business group welcomes report as ‘long overdue’.

SMEs handed extra finance source boost

4th platform aims to help firms secure funding after bank refusal.

More firms miss their staging dates

Applications made after the deadline rises 7% on Q2 2017.

Online traders add £11bn to UK exports

Business is booming for SMEs trading on Amazon or eBay.

Chancellor told to act on business rates rise

British Chambers of Commerce labels rise as “unconscionable”.

General Data Protection Regulation

Failure to comply with new data protection rules could carry huge sanctions.

SMEs at risk of cybersecurity breaches

Cyber-attacks hit around 875,000 small businesses last year.

SME output grows at fastest rate for 7 years

SME manufacturers grew at the fastest pace in 7 years as demand for exports remained strong in Q2 2017.

Cash payment limits for high value dealers

New limits on cash payments for high value dealers.