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Improving digital capabilities is top priority for 60% of UK family businesses
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Improving digital capabilities is top priority for 60% of UK family businesses

Family businesses want to make sure they have the right skills and knowledge for the digital world The top priority for family businesses is to improve their digital capabilities, with 60 per cent ranking it in first place. The UK Family Business Outlook study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, surveyed 2,081 key decision makers at family businesses….

April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?
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April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?

It’s a date: April 12 marks the reopening of non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants in England Shops, pubs and restaurants and other small businesses have been reallowed to reopen, as of April 12. However, the rules on social contact still apply: indoor settings must only be visited alone or with household groups; outdoor settings are…

A quarter of small exporters cease selling to EU since Brexit transition end
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A quarter of small exporters cease selling to EU since Brexit transition end

Some small businesses have stopped exporting to the EU – permanently in a small percentage of cases More than a quarter of small exporters have ceased selling to customers in the EU following post-Brexit transition delays. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warns that what might have been previously dismissed as ‘teething problems’ could become…

Covid-19 roadmap – when can I reopen my small business in Wales?
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Covid-19 roadmap – when can I reopen my small business in Wales?

Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales, made his announcement earlier today Mark Drakeford, the first minister of Wales, has announced the country’s first steps out of lockdown, including dates when some businesses could reopen. As with England and Scotland’s roadmaps, reopening of schools takes priority. But unlike the others, Mark Drakeford has created a plan…