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Micro firms quickest to pay invoices

Micro businesses tend to be the fastest to pay their invoices out of all sizes of business in the UK, according to new research.

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Suppliers reluctant to act on late payments

Suppliers are waiting more than 3 months on average before threatening legal action over late payment, according to new figures.

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Over-50s workforce 'most reliable'

People aged over 50 take less time off work and show better work ethic in employment than younger generations, according to research by RIAS.

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Consumers lose money on unused subscriptions

More than 4 in 10 consumers are paying for unused subscription services, a survey by TopCashback suggests.

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Insurers not providing full payment information

Insurers are failing to provide customers with easily understandable information about the costs of insurance products, according to a review by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Personal insolvencies lowest since 2005

The number of people becoming insolvent has fallen to the lowest level since 2005, according to official figures.

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Business planning overlooked by SMEs

Almost a third of small and medium-sized business owners are operating without a formal business plan in place, according to research by Close Brothers Asset Finance.

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SMEs not seeking expert advice

SMEs are not making use of expert advice when starting their business, research by Aviva has found.

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Parties vow action on housing

Issues relating to housing are one of the hottest topics of this election campaign, with all the main political parties offering up potential policies aimed at fixing a sector of the economy widely seen as under strain.

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Local devolution popular among English businesses

More than 4 in 10 businesses in England are in favour of greater devolution of decision making to the local level, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce.

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