The very latest facts, figures and SME statistics.

British businesses flushing £10 million down the pan

Government-backed group encourages businesses to save water and money with the launch of its Rippleffect initiative.

By News Desk | 17th June 2009 at 12:16 | Read more ...

CBI forecast shows UK economy stabilising

UK economic recovery predicted with a return to growth expected early in the new year and accelerating later in 2010.

By News Desk | 15th June 2009 at 12:29 | Read more ...

Internet retail sales strong in March 2009

Online retail sales continue to grow, although not quite as quickly as earlier in the year.

By News Desk | 24th April 2009 at 14:02 | Read more ...

Retail sales hold steady as internet sales push ahead

Internet retail sales jump and high street sales remain stable as shoppers look for good deals online and off.

By News Desk | 20th February 2009 at 10:33 | Read more ...

‘Staggering’ rise in business failures recorded in Q4 2008

Huge rise in business failures for final quarter of 2008 accentuates gloomy outlook for 2009.

By News Desk | 13th January 2009 at 14:51 | Read more ...

Business failure up as more firms go bust

All sectors and all regions suffer as more UK firms go bust.

By News Desk | 8th December 2008 at 17:33 | Read more ...

Boom in new business births continues – VAT registrations up

Official figures for 2007 reveal an ongoing boom in the creation of new businesses.

By News Desk | 28th November 2008 at 13:32 | Read more ...

UK sees internet sales boom, but are SMEs missing out?

2007 sees online shopping boom as UK businesses turnover £163 billion in sales, but many SMEs are missing out.

By News Desk | 21st November 2008 at 15:44 | Read more ...

Female entrepreneurs – fitter, more ambitious, better funded?

Research shows that when it comes to starting a business, they have more ambition than they’re male counterparts and could be better placed to survive recession.

By News Desk | 19th November 2008 at 16:13 | Read more ...

Small businesses say government needs to do more survey highlights small business dissatisfaction with government action.

By News Desk | 13th November 2008 at 11:55 | Read more ...

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