Mobile contactless payments reach record high

Contactless payment use in the UK has soared in 2017, with the amount spent in-store using mobile devices rising more than threefold.

Growing number of start-ups are uninsured

More than half of all start-ups founded in the past three years are operating without any insurance cover, according to a new report.

Wage growth "to remain weak" for now

Hiring demand in the UK remains strong and unemployment is at a record low but pay rises are likely to remain subdued, according to a new economic forecast.

Fit to Work scheme ignored by most businesses

The Government's Fit to Work scheme, designed to tackle sickness absence in the workplace, has failed to engage the majority of UK businesses.

Revealed: best places to be self-employed

Southampton, London and Edinburgh are the best UK cities for self-employed workers, according to a new study.

Matchmaking scheme helps small firms get funding

Nine months after launch, a new scheme has already enabled 230 UK small businesses that were turned down by big banks to get £3.8 million in funding from alternative lenders.

One in five Brits happy to swap data for rewards

New research shows that more than one in five UK consumers are willing to allow brands to collect their details in exchange for "something in return".

Business ethics drive consumer loyalty

Businesses in the UK need to shout about their ethical credentials as much as they do about their products, according to the findings of a new survey.

UK workers fed up with smart dress codes

Over one-third of UK workers say that smart workplace dress codes are outdated, and half say work wear is likely to become more casual.

New law to strengthen UK data protection

The Government has announced a new Data Protection Bill that will bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law.