Get up to speed with new off-payroll working rules

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 20 Jan, 2020

Ahead of the introduction of the new off-payroll working rules, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a factsheet outlining the changes and what they mean for small businesses.

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Small businesses “do not trust” Open Banking software

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 13 Jan, 2020

Open Banking legislation has done little to increase competition or reduce costs in the payments market, a major report has revealed.

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Living wage increase “four times rate of inflation”

Posted in Blog, Economy | Posted on 6 Jan, 2020

The National Minimum and Living Wage will increase from 01 April 2020, the Government has confirmed.

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SME Health Check shows positive signs in the third-quarter of 2019

Posted in Blog, Economy, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 23 Dec, 2019

The latest small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Health Check Index has shown recovery from the second quarter of 2019, with business confidence increasing.

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Government confirms business rates Retail Discount extension

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 20 Dec, 2019

High street businesses have been given a new lifeline after the business rates Retail Discount extension was reintroduced to Parliament this week.

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Businesses urge Government to negotiate post Brexit trade deals

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 19 Dec, 2019

Businesses are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to begin negotiations on the terms of the UK’s future relationships with the European Union (EU) after Brexit.

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Overspending at Christmas is causing people to get into debt

Posted in Blog | Posted on 18 Dec, 2019

According to the latest research, 30 per cent of people in the UK get into debt every year due to overspending at Christmas.

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Small Business Saturday generates “almost £1 billion” for local firms

Posted in Blog | Posted on 13 Dec, 2019

Almost £1 billion is expected to have been spent with small firms last week on Small Business Saturday.

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A quarter of SMEs fear they will go bust within five years

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 12 Dec, 2019

According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust within the next five years.

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Consumers set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas

Posted in Blog, Economy, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 11 Dec, 2019

According to the latest research, British consumers are set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas.

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