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More female entrepreneurs on the high street
SMEs shy away from pay rises
SMEs look to Budget for support
Women business owners boost high-street growth
Business confidence on the rise
A survey conducted by the accountancy industry body – the ICAEW – has found that business confidence is currently running high.
The Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) reported back from businesses that they have experienced their fastest investment growth since 2008. The banking and construction sector offered the most positive feedback with house builders, in particular, experiencing a notable profit boost, thanks in some part to government initiatives.
Far from being a short-term wave of positivity, the feedback found that businesses are confident that the upturn in turnover and profit is set to continue for the remainder of the year and this confidence should translate to job creation.
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