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Half of UK SMEs are struggling with cash flow

Aug 19, 2019

According to the latest industry research, 2.5 million (44 per cent) UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling with cash flow as they prepare for Brexit. Research indicated that in the second quarter almost a third (29 per cent) of ...

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Burgeoning costs of employment forcing small businesses to cut back on investment

Aug 15, 2019

The rising legal minimum wage is forcing small businesses to cut back on investment and reduce headcount, a new study has revealed. The finding forms part of brand new research published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a leading business ...

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Government encouraging SMEs to sign up for funding to help with Brexit

Aug 08, 2019

The Government is encouraging UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to register for funding to help them cope with a new customs system following a potential no-deal Brexit. In December, the Treasury and Revenue & Customs unveiled an £8 million training ...

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Best UK cities for female entrepreneurship revealed

Aug 01, 2019

According to the latest research by Clydesdale Bank Yorkshire Bank (CYBG), Bristol and Sheffield are the two best cities in the UK for female entrepreneurs. The findings come following a study into the attitudes and opinions of 2,000 small business owners ...

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Workers missing out on £140 million in unclaimed expenses

Jul 29, 2019

New research has revealed that workers in the UK choose to miss out on £140 million a year in unclaimed work expenses, rather than go through the complex expense claim process. The survey was conducted by smart business spending solution Soldo, ...

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VAT Reverse Charge for building and construction services – What you need to know

Jul 18, 2019

In an attempt to tackle fraud in the construction industry, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is be introducing a domestic reverse charge which will take effect from October 2019. The reverse charge legislation will now place the responsibility on a contractor ...

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Managing business expenses is the biggest headache for SMEs

Jul 11, 2019

According to the latest research, managing travel costs and business expenses are the two biggest headaches for businesses in the UK. The research by Allstar Business Solutions looked into the concerns of 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They found that employers ...

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Over 800 cyber incidents reported to FCA by financial firms last year

Jul 04, 2019

According to new data obtained via a freedom of information request, financial services firms reported 819 cyber incidents to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) during 2018. The figures show a substantial rise compared to the 69 incidents which were reported in ...

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Government announces new measures to ensure SMEs are paid on time

Jun 20, 2019

The Government has announced new measures to ensure that small businesses get paid on time. The new rules will see large businesses fined for the first time for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a package of ...

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TSB launches digital advice program to support small business owners

Jun 13, 2019

A nationwide programme has been launched by high street bank TSB in a bid to help improve the digital expertise of small business owners. As more and more day to day business tasks move online, small businesses and self-employed workers are ...

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