Customers delaying payment is a headache for SMEs at the best of times. With loan pools dry across much of Europe, it is having an increasing, and sometimes calamitous, impact on their finances. Hartley Milner reports on new EU legislation that confronts the late payment crisis.
It’s as much a test of your diplomacy as your patience. How do
The UK, and particularly London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures.
5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times
After five years of economic crisis and the return of a recession in 2012, unemployment is hitting new peaks not seen for almost 20 years in the EU. That's according to the 2012 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe review.
Household incomes have also declined and and the risk of poverty or exclusion is on the rise,
Among the 27 member states of the EU Germany takes the lead in terms of innovation activity according to a new Eurostat survey.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and this survey focuses on product and process innovation, as well as organisational and marketing innovation.Fifty-three percent of enterprises from industry and
David Foster of property and people protection specialist Sitex Orbis explains the risks facing those who work alone, the responsibilities of employers and how they can support and protect their staff.
In a world where everyone seems to be connected 24/7, it’s easy to forget many people work alone. Not isolated behind a computer screen and
Green issues have tended to take a back seat in recent years as businesses prioritise cutting costs over reducing their carbon footprint. Yet they may be missing a trick because the two can go hand-in-hand, as Hartley Milner reports.
Managing a vehicle fleet must figure among the most stressful challenges in running a business, not least because