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The benefits of networking

Successful networking can bring a range of business benefits, but there are pitfalls to avoid. WeAreTheCity founder Vanessa Vallely shares her insight into how to get the most out of

Real wages fall as inflation hits 2.3%

As inflation passes the Bank of England’s 2% target for the first time since 2013, economists warn that higher prices are damaging real earnings and weakening the UK’s growth potential.

The truth about the gig economy

A new investigation into the reality of working in the gig economy shows that, contrary to assumptions, most gig workers have actively chosen this type of employment. About 1.3 million

The SME Brexit wish list revealed

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed the trade deals that smaller firms want to see in a post-Brexit world. The latest FSB report, Keep Trade Easy:

Hammond u-turns on National Insurance rises

The increases in Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) announced in the budget have been dropped after the Government came under pressure from the self-employed, business groups and its own

Are your employees a security risk?

A third of companies say they have experienced a data loss or breach as a direct result of mobile working. Research conducted by Vanson Bourne for Apricorn has found that