With the festive season upon us, businesses across the region will be decking their computer monitors with colourful tinsel and encouraging their staff to wear jazzy knitwear to work.
East Midlands Trains, the country's most punctual long distance train operator has unveiled a new booking system, specially designed for small and medium sized businesses to help them spend less time taking care of admin and more time growing their business.
The Sheffield-based Yorkshire Crisp Company is growing following an increase in sales for its award-winning range of delectable snacks.
Did you know that 1 in 6 people of working age have a diagnosable mental health condition and mental health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK with the cost to employers estimated at over £30 billion.
Commenting on the labour market figures for December 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -While the latest data confirms that the UK jobs market remains in good shape, the second successive rise in unemployment, coupled with a decline in the number of people who are not seeking work, is further evidence of the increasing tightness in the UK labour market.
Commenting on the GDP and trade statistics for October 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The latest GDP data is further evidence that the drag effect of persistent Brexit uncertainty and the significant cost pressures faced by consumers and businesses is taking its toll on the UK economy.
Responding to the Prime Minister's statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament's 'meaningful vote' on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: -Firms are looking on with utter dismay at the ongoing saga in Westminster, and express concern that politicians are seemingly acting in their own interest, with little regard for the millions of people whose livelihoods depend on the success of UK business and trade.
With just less than 2 working weeks to Christmas there is still time to prepare and submit a claim for R&D tax relief.