Poor return policy could cost retailers over £19BN

ZigZag Global, the global platform that empowers retailers to turn their returns policy into a business game-changer, today announced new insights that show retailers in the UK could be missing out on £19 billion worth of business if their returns policy is not up to scratch. Online fashion is still the most valuable sector of […]Read More

Where is the help for the forgotten small business owners?

UK Business Forums reacts to Rishi Sunak’s Cost of Living announcement Richard Osborne, CEO and founder of UK Business Forums (UKBF), said: “The cost of living crisis is a desperate situation for both businesses and huge swathes of our society, yet today’s announcement seemed to ignore the reality and severity of what thousands of small […]Read More

New taskforce launches bid for 600,000 more female entrepreneurs by

Liz Truss, the minister for women and equalities, has launched a task force to increase the number of female entrepreneurs by 600,000 by 2030. The group aims to improve the support available to female business owners as they scale their businesses and tackle barriers to investment, the government’s equalities office said. The task force […]Read More

Fraudsters hit two thirds of British firms

Two thirds of British companies have been targeted by fraudsters in the past two years with cyberattacks the most common crime. A survey of big corporations found that 64 per cent of them had been affected by fraud and other economic crimes during that time — significantly above the global average and about a 10 […]Read More

“Next Generation” of young entrepreneurs awarded £20,000 to help young

Six young entrepreneurs have just been awarded £20,000 in total as part of the Next Generation Festival. The all day event, which took place Thursday at St. Mary’s Venue, was a key aspect of The Next Generation Programme, an educational and support initiative from charity Launch It & Enterprise Nation that addresses issues of underfunding, […]Read More

Three quarters of British business owners dip into own pockets

Almost three quarters of entrepreneurs have admitted to dipping into their personal savings in the last month to save their business from going under. Thats according to new research commissioned by the Parliament Street think tank. Independent research company Censuswide was commissioned to poll 500 UK-based small business owners about rising inflation fears and […]Read More

Zopa to let staff work from abroad for 120 days

A British digital bank is to allow its staff to work for up to 120 days a year overseas — the latest sign of the revolution that is taking place in employment practices following the pandemic. Zopa told staff they could work remotely abroad for an extended period without any change to their pay, making […]Read More

Getting To Know You: Bob Hair, Scottish lead, Cazenove Capital

Bob Hair, who leads UK-based wealth manager Cazenove Capital’s activity in Scotland tells Business Matters what defines his way of doing business. What do you currently do at Cazenove Capital? I lead Cazenove Capital’s team in Scotland, based in Edinburgh. We have a team of 13 professionals here, all of whom are dedicated to helping […]Read More

Three quarters of British business owners dip into their own

Entrepreneurs admit to raiding their personal savings to stay afloat as inflation surges. Almost three quarters of entrepreneurs have admitted to dipping into their personal savings in the last month to save their business from going under, according to new research commissioned by the Parliament Street think tank. Independent research company Censuswide was commissioned […]Read More

Watchdog launches probe into Google after claims it makes it

Britain’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into whether Google has broken the law by restricting competition in the advertising technology market. The Competition and Markets Authority will assess whether the firm had distorted competition and made it more difficult for rival advertising services to compete. The regulator said its investigation into the Alphabet-owned […]Read More