Business News


In the Business News category you will find a wide selection of articles on businesses and their UK commercial properties. These include corporate news stories featuring companies ranging from established market leaders to SMEs and recent start-ups.


Sole Trader Vs Ltd Company: What you need to know

Sole trader vs Ltd Company
Posted on 6 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

It was reported that the way dividends are taxed is set to change from today, and will affect sole trading and Ltd companies alike. So we decided to give you a rundown into what they both have to offer, which will give you a good indication in what choice is... Read More

National Living Wage May Put Small Businesses Under Pressure

Small improvement on UK economic growth 2016
Posted on 4 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Last week, National Living Wage (NLW) was implemented as a legal requirement and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging small businesses to act now to avoid hefty penalties. As of now, if an employee is aged 25 and over, the compulsory... Read More

Are Retail Sales Defying Slow Growth Expectations?

Are Retail Sales Defying Slow Growth Expectations
Posted on 30 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Throughout March, retail sales volumes remained substantially steady, beating the expectations of slow growth, according to the latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey from CBI. The survey of 125 firms, comprising 63 retailers, found that sales... Read More

Benefits for UK SMBs Selling to Foreign Governments

Benefits for UK SMBs selling to foreign governments
Posted on 29 March, 2016 by Editor in Chief under Business News

In a recent report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), it predicts significant growth in overseas government procurement, which small businesses in the UK could benefit from. The research foresees the value of overseas government... Read More

Aeroponics – The Future of Farming?

Aerophonics - The Future of Farming?
Posted on 25 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The world is populating at a rapid pace, with predictions of 9.6 billion people by 2050. That amount is hard to fathom and with the number of resources in demand, weighed against the supply, it will cause some headaches. However, there may be a cost effective... Read More

Fewer Small Businesses Granted Government Loan Scheme

Fewer small businesses granted government loan scheme
Posted on 24 March, 2016 by Editor in Chief under Business News

In a recent report by Boost Capital, it confirmed that a number of SMBs being approved by the Government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme, has decreased to its lowest figure ever. The scheme’s highest peak period, between April and June... Read More

Could Gloucestershire Benefit from the Stamp Duty Overhaul?

Could Gloucestershire Benefit from the Stamp Duty Overhaul
Posted on 22 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Gloucestershire based small businesses could benefit greatly from last week's Budget, says Bruton Knowles' Commercial Partner, Angus Taylor. Mr Taylor believes that the high concentration of SMEs and startups across the county suggest there could be... Read More

Budget 2016 – Business Rates Cut and New Commercial Stamp Duty Rates

record breaking £23 billion income forecast
Posted on 16 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

George Osborne has announced that from April 2017, business rates will be getting a substantial cut, which is set to benefit small businesses going forward. The current system sees 100% relief given only to businesses that occupy property such as a... Read More

London’s West End Named Top Retail Destination in Europe

London’s West End Named Top Retail Destination in Europe
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

A new 2016 Global Retail Destination Index launched today at MIPIM, has revealed London as top retail destination in Europe. Created by New West End Company and commissioned with Savills, the “Window to the world” report has ranked London’s West... Read More

SMEs Want Chancellor to Make a Simpler Tax System

SMEs Want Chancellor to Make a Simpler Tax System
Posted on 15 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Ahead of the budget this Wednesday, a survey commissioned by accountancy firm Moore Stephens revealed that the majority of SMEs are in favour of a change to the tax system and introducing a flat rate of tax. It revealed that around 55% of SMEs are... Read More

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Business News covers more than company results. Of course you will find these stories in this category alongside news of the latest business deals, mergers and administrations. You can also read about director’s bonuses, supermarket price wars and current retail promotions.

We also carry features covering topical issues affecting businesses like the increasing use of smart phones and the impact of social media. And because business involves people we also report on both serious and light hearted issues facing the staff of offices and other commercial properties.

So if this is the kind of news that interests you, you’ll find it here together with regular updates, analysis and background features.