Computer Power | Horizon Software Scandal

Guest Blogger | Tony Dent, Statistician. The implications of the Horizon software scandal go far beyond the Post Office and a few thousand maltreated employees.   We have all been the victims of poorly designed and inadequately tested software, although the consequences have been less severe in the majority of cases.  They are, however, a few…

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The self-employment trap?

The seventh London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance survey of the self-employed was undertaken in June 2023, with responses from more than 1,500 people. The results revealed that the self-employed are still in the doldrums and their incomes and activity have not resumed to pre-pandemic levels. The cost of living crisis has been…

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Simply Business Insights

Alliance Member, Simply Business, have produced their SME Insights Report which is an annual study of challenges and trends in the small business sector. Their in-depth survey of small business owners gives us unique insight into needs and concerns, from funding to regulation. The data also highlights macroeconomic trends to help us understand the overall…

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Hey Westminster – Don’t Blame the Victims

It’s once again time to talk about the support needed in the micro and small business sector. Watch below the LIVE stream recorded with Ian Farrar (in his pub shed!) and Tony Robinson OBE. The lads chatted about the campaigning that they have undertaken this year with The Micro Business Alliance and what that means…

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Our website is accredited climate-positive

The Micro Business Alliance are delighted to announce that we have received the Climate-Positive Website Accreditation for our website. Steering group member Ian Farrar, said:“Being a responsible corporate organisation is very important to us and included in our Mission. Sustainability and our social impact is something we strongly advocate and support. This accreditation recognises our…

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Tell ABAB Survey 2023

Please see below an email from HM Revenue and Customs The survey is asking about business burdens in terms of making tax digital and we need HMRC to see the micro business view, from you 🙂 Dear customer,The annual Tell ABAB Survey 2023 is now available to complete. Commissioned by an independent body, the Administrative…

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Micro Business Alliance launches to represent 95% of all businesses.

Over 100 organisations that work in supporting micro businesses have united to create and launch the Micro Business Alliance. The support provided to businesses during the pandemic failed to recognise the vast majority of micro businesses that account for 1 in 3 employees in the country and contribute a fifth of the country’s GDP. Many…

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