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Using social media in the right way can help your business reach new markets; you just have to be aware of a few groundrules 18 October 2012
The Insolvency Service reported business failures rose by a third to 4,000 in the last quarter. But there are ways firms can protect themselves when dealing with such companies 1 October 2012
Business rates form a large part of a company's fixed costs. Many believe that once received a rate demand must be paid without question, yet the system has flexibility built into it 18 September 2012
A European Court of Justice case has concluded that employees who are unwell during their annual leave can require their employer to reschedule their annual leave to a later date. 24 July 2012
Intellectual property (IP) is often overlooked when assessing the value of a business. But if exploited well, IP could be worth more than the company itself 6 July 2012
Tribunal Services’ statistics for 2010/2011 show employment tribunal claims grew 77% compared with 2008/2009. But while employees are far more willing to bring claims, companies can prepare for such an outcome. 26 June 2012
Owners and senior managers should know the importance of taking health and safety seriously, both for themselves and for their business. 16 May 2012
The British Plastics Federation has issued a strategy document which it hopes will convince MPs, the media and the wider public of the industry's importance in a recovering economy. 1 May 2012
The UK plastics sector needs to attract more young people and keep its older employees up to date with the latest techniques if it is not to fall behind the international competition. Training is an ideal way to deal with both these challenges 17 April 2012
Dick Olver, chairman of BAE Systems, outlines the myths, challenges and opportunities that face both the UK manufacturing sector and the wider economy. 16 March 2012
The coalition government announced a number of proposals to reform employment law last November, including changes to rules governing unfair dismissal. Allison Cook examines the small print. 5 March 2012
Plastics Capital makes specialist plastic products including high-end bearings. Faisal Rahmatallah, the group's co-founder, talks about developments at the company in a difficult economic climate 16 February 2012
India is set to double its plastics consumption in just eight years. PRW visited PlastIndia 2012 to get a firsthand feel of what the fuss was all about. 16 February 2012
The government says it is keen to push engineering and manufacturing as part of the UK’s economic recovery, so toolmakers need to step up and prove the worth of these sectors, says Peter Barnes, a director at the GTMA 18 January 2012

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