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Half of SMEs lack adequate insurance

Half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need employers’ liability insurance don’t have it, according to research by AXA Business Insurance.

Underpaid workers get £4.6 million in wage arrears

Underpaid workers received more than £4.6 million in minimum wage arrears during 2013/14, HM Revenue & Customs has said.

New mortgage rules take effect

People applying for a mortgage are to face tougher financial checks, as the Financial Conduct Authority’s new market regulations take effect tomorrow (26 April 2014).

Overdrafts poor value, says FCA

Overdraft terms set by lenders are "complex and opaque", the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

SMEs need consumer-level protection

Small and micro businesses need the same level of protection as consumers when buying utilities, according to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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