Maternity and paternity rights: how does the UK measure up?

Maternity and paternity rights: how does the UK measure up?
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Maternity and paternity rights vary by country. So how does the UK stack up? As part of its wish list ahead of the Autumn Statement last year, the CBI called for statutory maternity pay (SMP) to be extended from 39 weeks to 52 weeks, as well as 15 hours a week of free childcare for all children aged one to

How to choose a business name

How to choose a business name
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Without doubt, choosing a company name is one of the most enjoyable tasks when starting a business. That said – it’s also one of the most important. Get it right and your business name will be one of your most lethal marketing weapons. It will set you apart and help to attract customers. Get it wrong and you may not.

How badly is late payment affecting your business?

How badly is late payment affecting your business?
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Research by accounting software provider Xero suggests that the average UK small firm now spends a tenth of the working day chasing payments and waits an average of 14 days after due date to get paid. When asked why, owners said their customers were often themselves waiting for payment (32%), while there was also a lack of consistency in payment