A study carried out by the UK’s tenth largest firm in association with Kingston University has found that ‘the UK’s major engine for employment growth – the family or owner-managed business – is struggling to find and retain critical staff and remain competitive.’
Zahir Fazal, a partner at the firm, said: ‘The real fear is that some in this sector will be out-competed on staff remuneration which could lead to defections, and be enough to bring those businesses down. The good news is that this sector is clearly competing on recruitment / retention and is capable of beating larger firms in the bargain.’
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
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