16 November 2022

2022 Skills Survey: Listening to Australian businesses on skills and workforce needs

The Workforce Development and Skills Survey is conducted by Ai Group’s Centre for Education and Training every two years, allowing for analysis of changes and trends over time.

Improving transparency of the franchise sector

The Australian Government is supporting Australians that are considering entering into a franchise agreement by making franchise information available through the Franchise Disclosure Register (Register).

ASBFEO calls for interest-free finance options for disaster-struck SMEs

Small businesses impacted by disasters should be “automatically supported” in the event of a natural disaster, an inquiry has recommended.

It’s time for big business to pay up says Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman said the data, compiled a new analysis using data from the Payment Times Reporting Regulator also reveals those operating in the manufacturing, retail trade and construction sectors have recorded the worst performance in paying their small business suppliers.

ASBFEO ‘appalled’ by latest payment times figures

The latest Payment Times Reporting Regulator report reveals that almost one in four big businesses take more than 120 days to pay their small-business suppliers.

One in four big businesses takes 120 days to pay up

“Appalling” figures show SMEs are kept waiting four months or more.