Business Features

A state of mind
25 November 2016

A state of mind

Around 91 million working days are lost to mental health problems every year. Businesses can work with affected staff to mitigate the problem for all parties, writes Lee Ashwood  Read more

17 October 2016

Inside job

How can businesses protect themselves from being 'attacked' from the inside?  Read more

16 September 2016

Insurance – keeping it covered

The Insurance Act 2015 came into effect last month and brings with it the most significant reform to insurance law in more than 100 years, writes Simon Brooks.  Read more

15 August 2016

Buying smart

With uncertain times following the June Brexit vote it's never been so important to take a more considered approach when procuring raw materials.  Read more

17 June 2016

Should we stay or do we go?

Next week's vote on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) has been described by many, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, as the most important decision to be made by the people of this country since the end of the Second World War.  Read more

8 April 2016

Brexit opportunities?

The UK is too important a trading partner for European markets for a 'leave' vote to hit exporters, writes David Johnson.  Read more

11 March 2016

HMRC on the prowl

The authorities may soon be asking for regular online updates about a company's tax affairs, and it is clear that firms need to be prepared.  Read more

26 February 2016

Beware the workplace bully

Workplace bullying costs the UK economy an estimated 14bn a year in lost productivity, absenteeism and compensation. While tough to tackle, the consequences of ignoring such behaviour can be significant  Read more

12 February 2016

Co-operate to accumulate

In a demanding and innovation-intensive world, manufacturers are increasingly working in partnership with customers to come up with better, competition-beating products.  Read more

29 January 2016

The right to snoop?

A recent court judgement confirmed that a firm was within its rights to view the personal emails of staff. Lee Ashwood examines the implications of this landmark ruling  Read more