Smart Data: An Industry Is Born!

The age of data has arrived as companies and governments make use of the information they collect and hold about us. Retailers collect data on our shopping habits, as a way to encourage us to spend more. Governments collect data on our personal lives, as a way to ensure our safety and provide more efficient services.

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What Is Inward Investment And Does It Matter?

Inward investment plays a key role in the economy, as it creates jobs, introduces new skills and attracts overseas investment. It provides opportunities for local companies and helps strengthen and deepen private sector activity throughout the economy.

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Are Business Rates Too High?

Businesses face many challenges as costs rise and customers search for the best product at the best price in a relentless drive to find value. At the same time, government remains focussed on improving the economy and supports business in all sectors and industries. However, one of the biggest issues facing the viability of many businesses remains unaddressed: business rates.

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Why Don’t More Small Businesses Export?

Government policies help small businesses to export as a way to create jobs and grow the economy. Many small businesses avail of the support provided and sell goods and services into new markets around the world. However, many other small businesses continue to trade locally and show little inclination to export. Why?

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