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The number of people applying for retail and logistics jobs has fallen dramatically as both Brexit and COVID-19 have had an impact on worker availability.

Freelancer body IPSE has warned that many self-employed workers in the UK have been "financially scarred" as a result of the pandemic and it says the sector needs more support to get back on its feet.

As eight in ten organisations say they actively encourage their employees to use their own devices for work (BYOD), fears about the associated cyber threats are growing.

A new study has calculated that up to £60bn of additional revenue could be unlocked for small businesses if their large customers paid them on receipt of invoices.

The Federation of Small Businesses says urgent support is needed for small firms affected by the delay in the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

Two new studies have highlighted some of the most damaging effects of the pandemic on small businesses and their employees.

Nine in ten small firms expect to be running at full strength by the end of this year but the British Chambers of Commerce has warned that further government support may yet be needed.

The number of active Etsy sellers almost doubled in 2020 as almost two million people worldwide looked for new ways to earn money from home during the pandemic.

The government has announced plans for a new body that will take over responsibility for enforcing the rules on modern slavery, the minimum wage and other employee rights.

The government is calling on the six million small businesses in the UK to lead the way on climate action as part of the drive to net zero.