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Too many people live in expensive, unsuitable, poor quality homes – report

The Lords Built Environment Committee said action is needed to remove the barriers for housebuilders, particularly for SMEs.

How small businesses can attract staff in the war for talent

With over 1 million job vacancies across the UK, small businesses need to be flexible and sell their company vision in order to attract new staff and grow their business


Sustainable practices? Now they’re good business sense

The key to impactful environmental change begins with SMEs, finds John Arlidge


Chancellor urged to use Budget to help Scots facing ‘real cost of living crisis’

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes wrote to Rishi Sunak ahead of Wednesday’s Budget statement.

New services to meet people’s cash needs on way, says FCA boss

Shared branches, cashback and deposit points could become commonplace in some areas, Sheldon Mills said.
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Shop London: Evening Standard champions small, independent businesses

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Can I qualify for Rishi Sunak’s “super deduction” Budget tax break?

If you thought the generous new tax break was just for big businesses and not SMEs, think again