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....Courts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands have banned Uber’s low-cost UberPop service, which uses non-professional drivers, while an employment tribunal in London ruled its licensed drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid holidays. The company is appealing against the ruling, in which the tribunal dismissed as “faintly ridiculous” the idea that Uber was “a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common ‘platform’. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The EU is by far the biggest trading partner for smaller firms. The single market accounts for 92% of small business exports and 85% of imports, according to the FSB. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“We are proud to offer flexible, well-paid work to over 15,000 self-employed UK riders, and receive over 10,000 new applications every week. Riders choose when and where to ride with us, and for how long, giving them the flexibility and freedom to work with us around their other commitments such as studying, running a small business or working for another company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. He said the NCPA was meeting with “a lot of interested politicians” but would not disclose whether he had met with the small business minister, Michael McCormack. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
....Courts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands have banned Uber’s low-cost UberPop service, which uses non-professional drivers, while an employment tribunal in London ruled its licensed drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid holidays. The company is appealing against the ruling, in which the tribunal dismissed as “faintly ridiculous” the idea that Uber was “a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common ‘platform’. ...
Deliveroo riders plan legal action over employment rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:37:56 PM
....“We are proud to offer flexible, well-paid work to over 15,000 self-employed UK riders, and receive over 10,000 new applications every week. Riders choose when and where to ride with us, and for how long, giving them the flexibility and freedom to work with us around their other commitments such as studying, running a small business or working for another company. ...
Payday loan industry using former Labor shadow minister as lobbyist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 03:41:46 AM
....”. He said the NCPA was meeting with “a lot of interested politicians” but would not disclose whether he had met with the small business minister, Michael McCormack. ...
Good riddance to the unfair NIC tax rise. Now what about that £2bn black hole? | John McDonnell image
....Above all else, on a day when Brexit secretary David Davis announced he had made no economic assessment of Britain leaving the EU without a trade deal, it is abundantly clear that this is a government that cannot be trusted with the nation’s finances. And it is a government prepared to threaten workers, the self-employed, and small businesses with tax hikes even as it slashes taxes for corporations and the super-rich. ...
Budget help for pubs only a 'stay of execution', says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:34:39 PM
....It found there were just under 40,000 properties in England described as public houses and 3,700 of these had a rateable value of more than £100,000, meaning they did not qualify for the discount. Of the remainder, about 12,000 pubs already got rates relief because they were classed as small businesses. ...
Greek activists target sales of homes seized over bad debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
.... In law courts across Greece, similar scenes have ensured that auctions have been thwarted. Activists estimate that only a fraction of auctions of 800 homes and small business enterprises due to go under the hammer since January have actually taken place. ...
MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....Stephen McPartland, the Stevenage MP who opposes the measure, said May’s concession of introducing improved benefits for the self-employed was not enough reason to break a 2015 manifesto commitment. “I think these ordinary working families have taken a risk to set up a small business, many of which employ apprentices and are the backbone of our economy, and I welcome the prime minister’s announcement that there’s going to be a review,” he said. ...
Wetherspoons chairman criticises 'dinner party' Budget image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 08:04:21 AM
....Philip Hammond said this would help 90% of pubs in England. He also capped bills for companies losing small business rate relief and provided a £300m discretionary relief fund which local authorities could target towards individual hardship cases. ...
Philip Hammond criticised for exaggerating pub relief scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:03:46 PM
....It found there are just under 40,000 properties in England described as public houses and 3,700 of these have a rateable value of more than £100,000, meaning they do not qualify for the discount. Of the remainder, about 12,000 pubs already get rates relief because they are classed as small businesses. ...
Budget tax rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:40:23 PM
....Alettia Elwin, who is self-employed and teaches music to children, says that Mr Hammond should have targeted large businesses, who are seeing a cut in corporation tax, rather than the self-employed. "Why is he targeting small business when there are so many global companies out there that pay very little tax at all in the UK?" she asks. ...
Southwold: welcome to the town where business rates are set to rise 177% image
.... But fuelling this powerful, coordinated local protest is a real, widely-shared fear that a projected increase of 177% in business rates could ruin the town permanently. There was only muted relief among shop owners on Wednesday in response to the announcement by Philip Hammond of some interim softening of proposed rates rises, which removed the immediate prospect of huge new bills from the small businesses along the high street. ...
Budget: More help for pubs in rates change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:28:46 PM
. Pubs and small businesses will receive extra help with their business rates bill, the chancellor has announced. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....RM: Hammond says this is a sign he is listening to the voice of business, unlike Labour, and shoehorns in a joke about the ‘last Labour government’ of Blair and Brown being called that for a reason. Three measures for England: a cap so rates rise by no more than £50 a month for small businesses losing their rate relief, pubs to get a £1,000 discount on business rates of less than £100,000 rateable value (90% of pubs) and a £300m fund for discretionary relief for local authorities. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for YOU? Self-employed, savers, pensioners, and motorists image
....Business RatesThe Chancellor said business rates would not be abolished amid a looming hit to high street firms, but promised to reform the current revaluation process. He also announced any business coming out of small business rate relief with have rate increases capped at a maximum of more than £50 a month. ...
Savers are getting worse return than ever while risk takers are benefiting image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....P2P Lending. Peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms take money from savers and loan it to people and small businesses. ...
Government abdicating responsibility for social care, say providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:00:36 AM
....”. Green warned that the small businesses in the sector – the so-called “mom and pop” operations which account for the majority of homes in the UK – are under unprecedented pressure due to a rise in costs and a fall in the price that local authorities pay towards caring for residents, which can now be as little as £2. ...
Red hot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:04:06 AM
....". Today Double Insight remains a small business with just 25 employees, contracting out the manufacture of the product to a factory in China. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
....Mr Hammond should act to "re-energise" the UK business community, says the IoD. While the government needs to act to help small businesses facing business rate hikes, "we should also look to the future, launching a new Tax Commission to look at what the growth of self-employment and online business mean for the tax system," says Mr Martin. ...
Business rates: Sajid Javid considers rates discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:00:41 AM
. Plans to help nearly 100,000 small businesses due to be hit by changes to rates next month are being considered by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
....Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Poor payment practices by big firms are responsible for killing off thousands of smaller businesses a year and threatening the existence of many others. “This yet again highlights the need for a crackdown on late payments, which I hope will be top of the list for the government’s new small business commissioner. ...
Whisper it: small towns need a Waterstones | Fay Schopen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:40:00 AM
....There are genuine reasons to be perturbed at this sort of wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing scenario. Why not open smaller, branded Waterstones stores so unobservant shoppers know exactly what they are getting? More seriously, the forthcoming re-evaluation of business rates is set to pile misery on many small businesses – Southwold is one of the worst affected areas. ...
Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:29:46 PM
....The government has signalled it may find extra money to help the hardest hit. Many small business owners will be watching next week's Budget to see if it delivers. ...
'The pips are squeaking!' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:44:16 PM
...."To stand still I must sell £20,000 more tea or reduce staffing - that's the reality," he says. The high value of his large premises means that he has never qualified for any relief - which the government offers to small businesses in lower property bands. ...
RBS reports £7bn loss and says it will not make profit until 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:27:28 AM
....The two main issues hanging over RBS is settlement with the DoJ and the sale of 300 branches – known as Williams & Glyn. The Treasury hopes that sale can now be avoided by other measures to inject competition into the small business market, although these may not be approved by Brussels until later this year. ...
Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:43:01 PM
....The government is under growing pressure to overhaul the business rates system rather than just offer help for small firms affected by the revaluation of properties. Theresa May, the prime minister, and Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, told parliament on Wednesday that small businesses facing a sharp increase in their business rates bill from April could receive support in the budget next month. ...
Sajid Javid: Budget help for firms hit by rates rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:42:17 PM
....He said there were "several problems" with the proposals, citing "considerable concern" about the impact on smaller firms. The Federation of Small Businesses said it welcomed the PM's "intervention" to tackle what it called an "extremely worrying situation for many small businesses". ...
Humbled Unilever aims to show shareholders it values their loyalty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:36:53 PM
....But there are actions Unilever could take without trampling on its heritage. Bernstein analyst Andrew Wood set out five this week: sell the perennially underperforming Flora spreads business; demand higher profit margins; be tighter on capital expenditure; use the strong balance sheet to buy more small businesses or to return cash to shareholders; communicate with investors better. ...
Chancellor to announce measures to help small firms with business rate rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:29:49 PM
.... This would form part of a wider and longer-term re-examination of the business rates system, he added. The announcement follows a pledge from Theresa May at prime minister’s questions that small businesses left with the highest rate increases would be helped. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
.... “People see independent stores closing and think those businesses couldn’t cut it in the modern world because of the internet,” he said. “But lots of small businesses are perfectly viable; they just can’t find half their rent again in business rates before all the other expenses. ...
Business rates: this toxic row will return unless we find a fairer alternative | Nils Pratley image
.... Amazon and the other big online retailers are no longer modern creations. Philip Hammond, one suspects, will end up inventing various reliefs to try to quell the anger of those small businesses in London facing increases of up to 400%. ...
UK government surplus gives Philip Hammond pre-budget boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:33:43 PM
.... If the UK economy remains stable over the transition period once article 50 is triggered, Hammond could meet his objective to reduce the budget deficit below 2% GDP by 2020-21, while offering a few small giveaways. “These could include alleviating the burden on some small businesses impacted by rising business rates, and providing additional support to public services that are under increasing strain, such as the NHS, social care and education. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
....Bridgen said he was also concerned about the signal that big rate rises, particularly on industrial premises, would send about the party. “We haven’t had a revaluation for seven years and I think it’s going to come as a bit of a shock to some businesses,” he said, citing one small business owner he had spoken to whose rates are going up from £50 a month to £700 a month. ...
Results will reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of UK banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:37:29 PM
.... Instead of meeting state aid rules by selling the network – which was dubbed Williams & Glyn – the Treasury has proposed that RBS adopt other measures to inject competition into the small banking market at a cost of £750m. If approved, the deal with Brussels over small business banking will remove one of the key uncertainties which have been depressing the bank’s share price. ...
Small shops recoil in the face of business rates that will more than double image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....Mills & Sons, a family-run butcher, has put up a banner reading “SOS – Save Our Shop”. It includes a quote from Theresa May about family firms and small businesses being the “backbone of our country” and that building an economy that “works for all” means “working with and listening to small firms”. ...
Treasury plan may allow RBS to avoid selling 300 branches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 09:29:15 PM
....The new plan to meet state aid requirements will cost RBS £750m but remove a significant hurdle facing the bailed-out bank if it wins support in the EU. The disposal programme was imposed on RBS as part of its £45bn bailout, and the bank’s chief executive, Ross McEwan, insisted it would still allow it to comply with the commitment to increase competition for small business customers. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....Nearly three-quarters of small companies in London say business rates are the most important issue they face, piling further pressure on the government over the controversial tax. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warned that London was in “serious danger of losing its vital support system of micro and small businesses”. ...
Treasury hits back at 'scaremongering' over business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:01:33 AM
....But Gauke said: “Far from the picture painted by scaremongering ratings agents, nearly three quarters of businesses will actually see no change, or even a fall, in their business rates bills. “The fact is that the generous reliefs we are introducing mean that 600,000 small businesses are paying no business rates at all – something we’re making permanent so they never pay these bills again. ...
Senators grill Janet Yellen on Republican plans to neuter Dodd-Frank Act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:35:18 PM
.... “I don’t have all the facts at my fingertips, I believe our banks are more profitable,” she said. The Republican senator Thom Tillis said Dodd-Frank had undermined lending to small business. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... We ought to take a look through the common window for a view of the most paradigm-shifting and alternative governance system for the 21st century. There are many examples of existing commons; from platforms such as Loomio (an online tool for effective group decision-making), Bangla-Pesa (a Kenyan programme to help small business) and Farm Hack (a worldwide community of farmers) to political groups such as Podemos and Anonymous to knowledge databases, open source initiatives and Wikipedia. ...
Nurofen maker acquires US baby food and Choco Milk company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 09:57:31 AM
....The deal is estimated to bring £200m in annual cost savings. The two companies have not discussed job losses yet, Kapoor said, but employees in the UK will not be affected, as Mead only has a small business in the country. ...
‘A horrendous notion’: small firms object to tourist tax proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:15:00 AM
....”. Not all small businesses are against such as tax, however. ...
Lloyds must compensate the victims of the £245m HBOS scam – fast | Nils Pratley image
....Lloyds Banking Group has done what it should have done last week. It has said it will appoint an independent outsider to consider compensation payments to those small businesses who were victims of the fraudulent activities of Lynden Scourfield, the disgraced former head of HBOS’s impaired loans operation in Reading. ...
Lloyds apologises for 'distress' caused by £245m HBOS loan scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:45:49 PM
. Lloyds Banking Group has apologised for the impact of the £245m loan scam at HBOS and pledged to examine whether any of the small businesses affected should receive compensation. ...
We have the laws for a fairer gig economy, we just need to enforce them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:11:25 PM
....This defeat was followed by another for the courier firm CitySprint, which was found to owe holiday pay to one of its workers, Maggie Dewhurst. Both these cases have confirmed what common sense would tell you: that gig workers putting in long hours of arduous work, providing and maintaining their own transport, and offering commitment to a company, should expect to be treated like workers with rights and not as independent small business people. ...
Scotland needs publicly funded bank, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:00:20 AM
....35bn in public funding for construction projects and another £2bn from investors to replace more expensive private financing. The SFT would be replaced by a new publicly owned investment company and the two bodies would fund national infrastructure projects, new low-carbon energy schemes and local council programmes, as well as offering low-cost loans to small businesses, it said. ...
Should financial advisers put us before them? Debate is back on the table image
....”. The fiduciary rule, which requires financial advisers to act in their client’s best interest with respect to retirement accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s, has been publicly opposed Anthony Scaramucci, nominated to become Trump’s small business adviser. ...
The high street is already under threat and now this... | Lucy Siegle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:44 AM
.... Instead of local authorities setting the rate (based on nuanced local market conditions, say), they are fixed values based on rentable space and surrounding commercial properties, doled out by central government. If you happen to be trading in a property hot spot (and, indeed, your brilliant business may have contributed to the success of that place, as in Southwold and Port Isaac, areas with notably good independent shops that will be hit by rate hikes), or big brands have arrived and now surround your enterprise, then your valuation goes up and you find yourself catapulted out of the small business relief zone. ...
HBOS manager and other City financiers jailed over £245m loans scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:55:21 PM
. A group of bankers who ran an “utterly corrupt scheme” that left hundreds of small business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless” have been sentenced to almost 50 years in jail. ...
Cash, cruises and sex parties: inside ex-HBOS manager's £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 05:37:27 PM
....However, now it can be reported for the first time that Scourfield, 54, is corrupt, and pleaded guilty last year to six counts relating to his role in a scheme that cost the bank £245m. On Monday his business associate David Mills, 60, who ran a small business turnaround consultancy Quayside Corporate Services (QCS), Mills’s wife. ...
Booker Tesco deal has hedge funds in a funk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....7bn deal, which was unveiled on Friday, will supposedly create the UK’s leading food business in a £195bn market. The companies claim that will “bring benefits for consumers, independent retailers, caterers, small businesses, suppliers, and colleagues, as well as delivering significant value to shareholders”. ...
Why is Tesco buying Budgens' owner – and will it affect shoppers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:12:27 PM
....The group’s Booker Direct service also delivers grocery supplies to most of the major cinema chains, including Odeon and Cineworld, the national prison service and provides the limited array of non-own label food sold in Marks & Spencer. Booker also supplies 450,000 caterers including major chains such as Wagamama, Carluccios and Byron burgers and 700,000 small businesses. ...
British Steel to reverse salary cut for workers agreed under Tata image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:41:37 PM
.... “Domestically we are in a unique position to provide large quantities of steel for developments through the UK, whether that be major infrastructure projects such as HS2 and Heathrow [expansion], or smaller projects such as the building of new schools or hospitals,” he said. He said the company was enjoying support from the governments of the UK and France, where it also has a comparatively small business. ...
Post Office launches 'biggest expansion of face-to-face banking in a generation'  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 04:32:00 PM
.... The standardised banking services at the Post Office will replace the currrent differing arrangements, depending on their provider. Nick Kennett, chief executive of Post Office Financial Services, said: "Access to cash plays a vital role in many local communities, acting as the lifeblood to consumers and small businesses. ...
British Gas told to pay £9.5m in compensation for late and incorrect bills image
.... New customers were delayed from switching to the supplier, potentially costing them money by leaving them on a more expensive deal with another supplier,” he said. British Gas was placed seventh best out of 15 energy companies in a league table of complaints for small business customers last week. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
....”. Mike Cherry, the national chairman of the FSB, said small businesses wanted a “bold and ambitious” free trade agreement with the EU and that it was vital the prime minister met her pledge to have a period of transition to the new arrangement, thereby avoiding a “cliff-edge”. ...
Lord Marland: ‘People are obsessed with free trade agreements’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:30:11 AM
....However, while he is supportive of more collaboration between the 52 Commonwealth members, he does not believe a free trade agreement is necessary. In fact, he believes the focus on free trade agreements has become a “media obsession” that hides the real issue: not enough small businesses are exporting. ...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:37:39 PM
.... We're under their control. We're not a mosaic of small businesses and that's why we deserve basic employment rights like the national minimum wage," she said. ...
Tax, not tech, gives Airbnb advantages in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:27:41 AM
....According to the Financial Times, around one third of the savings the company offers customers on accommodation in London comes from having a lower tax bill. Where a traditional hotel has to pay expensive business rates on its property, and charge VAT on the entire cost of its stay, individuals and small businesses who let out rooms on Airbnb have a much lighter taxation regime: the service only charges VAT on its service fees, not on the bulk of the cash transferred from guest to host, and homeowners are recipients of a number of tax breaks aimed at encouraging them to take on lodgers. ...
India's small businesses facing 'apocalypse' amid biggest financial experiment in history image
.... The sixth-largest economy in the world is running on 60% less currency than before. Lines outside banks continue to stretch, and India’s small business lobby says its members are facing an “apocalypse”. ...
Prison to profit  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:35:44 PM
....Teresa is a dedicated campaigner for non-custodial sentences because of the devastating effect she says prison has on women and their children. She runs training programmes in prisons and supports women ex-offenders with funding from local churches, helping them find a job or set up a small business. ...
New crowdfunding platforms following peer-to-peer lending are riskier than many realise image
.... So think twice before following the crowd. Loan-based P2P platforms work by lending money from ordinary savers to individuals and small businesses, cutting out the middlemen such as high-street banks and offering both parties a better rate. ...
Inflation hits highest level in more than two years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:35:40 AM
.... “Our members have so far managed to absorb the increased costs resulting from inflationary pressures but the effects are now beginning to bite. Many small businesses rely on road travel to transport goods, receive supplies and for their staff to get to work so the rising cost of petrol is a major concern. ...
Donald Trump's talk of 'draining the swamp' rings hollow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 01:00:03 PM
.... The first attempt failed for procedural reasons, although some legal scholars argue that “WWE’s classification of its wrestlers as independent contractors appears to be patently wrong”. Let’s get this straight: the individual who will be responsible for overseeing the government’s policies with respect to small business – ensuring that those small businesses treat their employees responsibly and that the government finds ways to help them grow – is a billionaire co-owner of a (large, not small) company that may have achieved its wealth in part by exploiting loopholes in labor rules? That’s a great model for those ambitious entrepreneurs to emulate, isn’t it?. ...
City regulator to crack down on crowdfunding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:53:42 AM
....Zopa was the first peer-to-peer lender when it launched in 2005 to bring consumer lenders and borrowers together. The sector took off as banks withdrew lending during the financial crisis, spawning imitators and new types of business such as Funding Circle, which lets people lend to small businesses. ...
Andrew Puzder criticized as 'cruel and baffling' choice for labor secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:32:44 PM
....In a statement announcing the nomination on Thursday, the president-elect said Puzder’s “record [of] fighting for workers makes him the idea candidate to lead” the department. “Andy will fight to make American workers safer and more prosperous by enforcing fair occupational safety standards and ensuring workers receive the benefits they deserve, and he will save small businesses from the crushing burdens of unnecessary regulations that are stunting job growth and suppressing wages,” Trump said. ...
Andrew Tyrie questions RBS over compensation for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:27:00 PM
. Royal Bank of Scotland is being forced to justify if the £400m it has set aside to compensate small business customers will be large enough to meet the claims from those who argue they have been mistreated by the bailed-out bank. ...

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