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Retirees provide financial support to families

More than a third of people retiring this year are currently supporting their families financially, according to a survey by Prudential. Find their freephone telephone number here. The survey of more than 1,000 people planning to retire in 2015 found that 36% are providing financial help to relatives. Retirees are paying an average £250 a […]

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SMEs lack qualified financial staff

More than a third of SMEs do not have a qualified person in charge of finances, research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has found. The study of more than 500 small and medium-sized business owners shows that 36% of firms lack qualified financial staff. The potential for unqualified staff making miscalculations, being late […]

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Small firms to get productivity boost

A new fund designed to boost the productivity of small businesses has been launched by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). Local ‘anchor’ organisations will be able to bid for a share of the £1.5 million fund to support their local economies. Anchor organisations are bodies that have strong local connections and are […]