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Managing costs

Most firms 'confident they can pay off debts'

One in five remain unsure about their debt repayments.

Treasury seeks feedback on business rates revaluations

Changes ahead of a comprehensive report due in autumn.

Rising living wage set to drive up employer costs

23-year-olds to get highest NLW hourly rate for the first time.

AIA limit to remain at £1m until 2022

Temporary threshold in place until 1 January 2022.

One in three firms plan redundancies

More job cuts expected by the autumn.

SMEs cite labour costs as barrier to growth

Business group calls for new measures.

Employers in furlough scheme cut-off warning

Tax group warns employers of cliff-edge.

Govt. to pay up to 80% of workers’ wages

Other concessions announced for businesses.

‘Small business champion’ named new commissioner

Government appoints Philip King on an interim basis.

Retailers suffer ‘worst year on record’

Annual year-on-year sales decline by 0.1%.