Businesses to benefit from funded internship scheme

Sheffield Hallam University are offering funded internships in 2019 to businesses, charities, social enterprises and NGOs. The Hallam Internship Scheme is a funded scheme to...

Scientists work on smartphone app to help farmers fight locusts

Scientists in Lincoln, Loughborough, and Leicester are creating a new smartphone app to help farmers tackle the pests destroying their crops. The app could soon...

Wait-and-see BoE provides respite for small firms by holding Bank Rate...

The Bank of England (BoE)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to hold the Bank Rate at 0.75%. The proportion of successful small business credit...

Inquiry into unfair business rates system welcomed by small firms

Responding to the Treasury Committee’s announcement that they are launching an inquiry into the impact of business rates in England, Mike Cherry, National Chairman...

Modest growth outlook beset by No-Deal risk

Economic growth has been volatile in the first half of 2019, due to pre-Brexit stockpiling and a surge in gold bullion pushing up imports...

IoD responds to latest labour market statistics

Responding to the latest official labour market statistics for the UK, showing there were 328,000 more people in work compared with a year earlier,...

Northampton could be at forefront of UK-China trade agreement

Northampton is set to become a key focus for mutual trade opportunities between the UK and China thanks to a new agreement forged yesterday...

Permanent placements fall at slower rate amid softer decrease in staff...

Recruiters across the Midlands continued to record a fall in permanent placements in June, according to a report compiled by IHS Markit. The decrease was...

UK employment rate hits all-time high

The UK’s record jobs market continued into 2019 with 473,000 more people in work in January compared to a year ago, while the UK’s...

Spring Statement response: James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants

Following yesterday's Spring Statement by the Chancellor, we catch up with James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants for his response: "What timing –...

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