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Want to set up in business? Young people tell their stories

Wed, 17/07/2013 - 16:03 -- nick

Do you want to set up in business but aren't sure if it is for you or how to go about it?

The BBC has interviewed some young people who have got companies off the ground, and their advice could help you make the decision.

More and more people are setting up in self-employment, and the pros and cons of the government's New Enterprise Allowance are discussed.

Read the full article here

Apprentices most employable, say firms

Mon, 08/04/2013 - 13:17 -- nick

Companies rate apprentices as more employable than those with other qualifications, a survey has found.

500 employers were asked to rate the employability of those with different qualifications on a scale of 1 to 10, and higher apprentices were scored highest of any.

The full list in order of employers' preferences is:

Companies ready to take on new staff

Mon, 17/12/2012 - 12:40 -- nick

A survey of 168 London-based businesses has shown a big increase in the number planning to take on new staff.

The survey, by the Confederation of British Industry and KPMG, found that 61% of companies plan to recruit workers, up from only 16% in June 2012, while 21% of firms planned to make redundancies, down from 31% in June.

These figures are close to pre-recession norms, suggesting that London may be getting closer to putting the downturn behind it.

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