The average number of job applicants per vacancy has dropped in the past year, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.
While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.
Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.
From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.
Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.
Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.
Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.
With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.
As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.
Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.
Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.
From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.
Freelancer body IPSE has urged the Government not to extend the changes to IR35 self-employed tax regulation into the private sector.
Most business owners have to keep a close eye on their cashflow even when they are taking a break from their business, according to new research.
The UK tax body has increased the interest rates it charges on late payment of taxes following the rise in the Bank of England base rate.
Over three-fifths of online retailers are planning ahead for this year's pre-Christmas Black Friday event, almost four months in advance.
The majority of British manufacturers say they are getting ready for a hard Brexit by actively forging new relationships with "rest of world" territories, including Asia and the Americas.
A new report has found that few small business employers in the UK are using zero hours contracts and most pay above the statutory wage levels.
Almost one-third of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a new survey.
Social awkwardness, stress, boredom and even hunger can be the drivers for making a purchase, according to new research.
A no-deal Brexit would disproportionately hit small businesses in the UK, according to new research.