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UK: Unemployment ‘Reality Check’

UK: Unemployment ‘Reality Check’

Unemployment figures increased by 15,000 in the three months to the end of March, which means that the period of falling unemployment has now come to an end. Pay growth has also slowed considerably at the lowest rate since 2009 and – if bonuses are ignored – these are actually the worst figures since the…

The FSB gives glowing Budget review

The FSB gives glowing Budget review

The Federation of Small Businesses – the UK’s leading business organisation – has given a big “thumbs up” to the latest UK Budget. They are most impressed by the change that means small businesses won’t pay National Insurance Contributions under £2,000 and they believe this should help create thousands of new jobs. The FSB also…

SME: Spin Or Lie?

When a government uses terms like SME to mislead the public about what it is doing for small and micro business, what is that? When a government uses terms like SME in connection with public procurement and excluded over 70% of SMEs from this process, what is that? When a government uses terms like SME…

Is SME a Political Term?

I can’t help but wonder if “SME” or “SMB” are politically motivated terms to deceive the public? Surely when you talk about businesses you want to find categorizations that make sense? SME however is a term used for over 98% of all businesses, and can range from 1 to hundreds even thousands of people and…

Mark Prisk, MP – Top Gun Fighter Pilot?

Mark Prisk, Minister for Business and Enterprise has written a blog post on the BIS website entitled: “Working together with small business“. While I blame the last government for the current economic mess we are all in, I think there is a tendency in the current government to “SPIN” their way out of certain issues,…

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