What do SMEs know about Local Enterprise Partnerships?

In the March 2014 Business Barometer survey, our panel of UK small business owners and business advisers were asked what they know about Local Enterprise Partnerships. The responses from small business owners were as follows: Are you aware of Local Enterprise Partnerships?  Yes 61.3% No 27.5% Not sure 11.3%   Do you know which Local …

National Minimum Wage vs Living Wage

In the February 2014 Business Barometer survey, our panel of UK small business owners and business advisers were asked about the effects of a potential rise in National Minimum Wage on their businesses and the feasibility of paying employees the higher living wage. The responses from small business owners were as follows: George Osborne has …

Late payments and small businesses

In the January 2014 Business Barometer survey, our panel of UK small business owners and business advisers were asked about the frequency of late payments made by customers as well as the businesses’ ability to pay suppliers on time. The responses from small business owners were as follows: Over the last six months, how has …

Confidence in the future of business among UK SMEs

In the December 2013 Business Barometer survey, our panel of UK SMEs and business advisers were asked about confidence levels in investing in the future of business. We also asked a set of trends questions to gauge how situations have changed over the last 3 months. The responses from UK SMEs on business confidence were …

Pension auto-enrolment for SMEs

One year after pension auto-enrolment came into effect for Britain’s largest companies, smaller businesses will soon also have to join the system, which requires employees to enrol all their staff in a company pension scheme unless people have specifically opted out. In the November 2013 Business Barometer survey, UK SMEs and business advisers were asked …

UK SMEs and business advisers on Bank of England interest rates

The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship runs two online UK business surveys: UK Business Barometer (UKBB) and UK Business Adviser Barometer (UKBAB). The results of the surveys are instantly processed and posted on their respective websites. In the October 2013 survey, UK SMEs and business advisers were questioned about Bank of England interest …

UK SMEs and business advisers on current maternity and paternity rights

The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship runs two online UK business surveys: UK Business Barometer (UKBB) and UK Business Adviser Barometer (UKBAB). The results of the surveys are instantly processed and posted on their respective websites. In the September 2013 survey, UK SMEs and business advisers were questioned about current maternity and paternity …

UK SMEs and Business Advisers on access to finance

The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship runs two online UK business surveys: UK Business Barometer (UKBB) and UK Business Adviser Barometer (UKBAB). The results of the surveys are instantly processed and posted on their respective websites. In the July 2013 survey, UK SMEs and business advisers were questioned about access to bank finance. …