Response and consultation Update

By Ian Cass | May 1, 2024 |

I have responded to two consultation/responses in the last week, the first was from RICs and was around their standards which they put in something called the RED book, the main issue for our members in terms of RIC’s surveyors is from the hospitality sector, particularly pubs. When they reach the stage of renewing contracts…

The self-employment trap?

By Ian Farrar | January 4, 2024 |

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…

Simply Business Insights

By Ian Farrar | January 4, 2024 |

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…