19 Feb 2015
Great news for SMEs. The Government will sign new five-year contracts with locally based providers to deliver export support to businesses, Trade Minister Lord Livingston announced today. Exemplas is proud to be awarded the contracts for Yorkshire and Humber Region and for the East of England.
22 Jan 2015
The government recently issued a statement outlining the next steps in apprenticeship reform in response to a consultation from March last year “The future of apprenticeships in England: funding reform technical consultation”. The two proposed payment models in the consultation were either PAYE or Apprenticeship Credits.
15 Jan 2015
Research commissioned by McDonalds reveals that “soft skills” are worth an extra £88bn in increased productivity to the UK economy. According to Development Economics and YouGov 97% of employers believe soft skills like team work, time management, decision making and responsibility are beneficial to the economy but surprisingly only half of employees believed that these skills are useable skills.
07 Jan 2015
A recent Institute of Directors (IoD) survey has revealed that many SMEs are struggling to manage their finances and are placing plans for growth on hold, as a result of companies failing to pay invoices on time.
06 Jan 2015
UK business confidence is strong for 2015, according to Trevor Williams, Lloyds Bank Chief Economist and member of the shadow Monetary Policy Committee. 2014 saw steady growth across the UK, providing a broad base for economic recovery and looking ahead to 2015 the prospects for continued growth are promising.