Business and Trade

Model Number: 978 1 86168 739 5
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Product Features

  • Publish Date: 2016-05-01
  • Covering Ages: 14 to 18 years
  • Volume No.: 298
  • Editor: Cara Acred
  • Replaces Issue: Vol.227 Ethics in Business

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The landscape of business and trade in the UK is constantly changing. This book explores current statistics, opportunities for small businesses and the outlook for graduates who wish to become self-employed. It also looks at business education, asking whether it is effective and relevant enough in the current economic climate. New ventures such as crowd funding are also considered, alongside the benefits of family-run businesses. And, finally, the second chapter looks at corporate responsibility – from tax scandals to ethics in the workplace.

  • In 2015, there were 5.4 million businesses in the UK. 
  • In 2015, over 99% of businesses are small or medium sized businesses – employing 0–249 people. 
  • In 2015, 5.1 million (95%) businesses were micro-businesses – employing 0-9 people. Micro-businesses accounted for 33% of employment and 18% of turnover. 
  • There were 351,000 business births and 246,000 business deaths in 2014. 

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Product Name Business and Trade
Model Number 978 1 86168 739 5
Department Economics and Welfare
Feature Publish Date: 2016-05-01
Feature Covering Ages: 14 to 18 years
Feature Volume No.: 298
Feature Editor: Cara Acred
Feature Replaces Issue: Vol.227 Ethics in Business

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