The Private Sector refers to all commerce conducted outwith government. Most individuals and businesses operate in the private sector. Keeping up to date with tax, VAT and areas such as pensions are important in the private sector.


Why Keeping it in the Family is Sound Business

There are more than three million family businesses in Britain including household names such as Dyson, Clarks and Stagecoach according to the Institute for Family Business.

A recent poll undertaken by PwC showed that 63 per cent of those polled

Growth in UK Manufacturing

In June of this year UK manufacturing showed its strongest growth in two years. This appears to have boosted many people’s hopes of an economic recovery. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 52.5 last month, which is a strong indication

Construction Insolvencies Increase By a Fifth

The construction industry could sink deeper into recession as the number of companies who became insolvent rose by nearly a fifth in the last financial quarter.

There were 948 insolvencies in the first three months of the year, a 19 …

National Minimum Wage

The announcement that the national minimum wage is to increase by 2.5 percent has been met with criticism from many people in the business community.

The current adult hourly rate is £5.93 per hour and will rise to £6.08 in …

Craft Construction Opportunities – Help and Advice

Craft skills opportunities exist in the construction, engineering and arts job market

We investigate ways to take craft construction opportunities in the UK…

Are you good with your hands? Many people are and what’s more they find a tremendous satisfaction …

Building Services and Engineering Industry Help and Advice

Steedman and Company has extensive experience in the building services engineering industry having worked for over two decades with a large number of building firms and developers.

We are focussed on helping you operate a successful and financially sound construction …

Private Sector Seeks Help from Budget

Manufacturers and retailers have urged the Chancellor George Osborne to help them create growth in the next month’s budget.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that the retail sector is already struggling with the amount of government imposed costs …

More British Firms Face Financial Trouble

The number of British businesses with financial problems is on the increase, according to a report by. insolvency practitioners Begbie Traynor.

They have revealed that 147,836 firms got into trouble in the final three months of 2010, a 4 percent …

Fears over the prospect of unemployment have dented consumer confidence, a new survey has revealed.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) runs quarterly surveys in consumer confidence, with the latest results showing that 28 percent of people interviewed thought that job …

PAYE Coding Notice Problems Uncovered

HMRC have had substantial problems implementing a new system to administer PAYE codes, it has emerged via an appendix to the department’s 2009-2010 accounting.

It has been estimated that there are 18.2 million unresolved cases involving PAYE coding notices and …