Business Insights

UK businesses concerned by cost of bad weather

The number of small businesses who have voiced concerns over the impact of extreme weather on their operations has doubled in the past 12 months, new research shows.

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Small firms left chasing funds

Nearly three quarters of small and medium sized businesses spend up to three days every month chasing money they are owed, new research shows.

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Late payments hit mental health in construction sector

Late payments among small construction firms are causing mental health issues for half of the owners concerned, new research shows.

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Surge in retail merger and acquisitions

Retail sector merger and acquisitions jumped by 15% over the last 12 months, as firms look to tackle slowing sales, new research shows.

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Northern industry sectors outperform rest of UK

Minimal levels of economic growth in the first quarter failed to stem a rising trend in insolvencies across the Midlands, new data shows.

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