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Autumn Statement: Small Businesses Need to See Real Benefits From These Announcements

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2011 | (16:37)

Much of what the Chancellor has said today in his Autumn Statement didn't come as a surprise as it was so well trailed over the weekend. The main announcement that will benefit small businesses will be the National Loan Guarantee, or credit easing scheme.

This should allow businesses to...

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Sick Pay: We Need to Make Sure Businesses are Given the Support They Need

(1) Comments | Posted 22 November 2011 | (13:48)

According to the Sickness Absence Review published this week, there are 150 million days lost to sickness absence each year.

Employees that work for smaller firms are generally happier and less likely to take time off - or 'throw a sickie' - with recent research from the Federation of...

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