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New research for HMRC has found that 70% of businesses are still unaware of the forthcoming roll-out of Making Tax Digital (MTD).
With skills shortages raising the prospect of increased staff turnover, new research suggests that many employees are content to stay where they are.
The Federation of Small Businesses has warned that UK productivity growth will continue to stall unless action is taken to tackle the digital skills deficit in small businesses. 
Two surveys by the Institute of Directors reveal that founders of young companies are feeling much more confident about their prospects than directors at more established businesses.
Four out of five freelancers and micro-business owners admit that they have worked through an illness rather than taking time off.
The health of small businesses in the UK is at its lowest level in three years, according to the latest SME Health Check Index.
A new study predicts that the four-hour working day will be the norm within 30 years as technology revolutionises the way we do business.
The UK's leading freelancer body has described the low levels of pensions saving by self-employed Brits as a "ticking time bomb".
Small businesses contributed £1.9 trillion to the UK economy this year, according to new Government figures.
The planning system in England is more "complex, costly and difficult" for business than it was five years ago, according to a new report from the British Chambers of Commerce.