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    Here you'll find all the latest news and opinions from LDF covering finance, business, brand and much more.

Ian Cushion

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Anatomy of finance
10 January 2018

Anatomy of finance

Asset Finance can be a crucial tool for businesses from any sector in helping them spread the cost of vital equipment. Here we look at how both asset finance and short and long-term business loans can help your...

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A bumper night for industry awards success
1 December 2017

A bumper night for industry awards success

LDF had another successful night at two award ceremonies last night. The 13th annual Leasing Life Awards took place last night (29th November) in Amsterdam, celebrating the array of businesses involved in the asset...

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Craft brew yourself to a hoppy success...
28 November 2017

Craft brew yourself to a hoppy success...

Research shows that the number of UK breweries is up almost two-thirds in the past five years - back to levels last seen in the 1930s and the rise of craft breweries specifically is impressive.

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Interest rate rise – can finance help?
2 November 2017

Interest rate rise – can finance help?

Research from insolvency firm Begbies Traynor found that, at the end of Q3 2017, close to 250,000 of the companies surveyed ended the quarter with a negative net worth, but have survived thanks to the prolonged low...

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All you need to know about VAT - and how to fund it...
24 July 2017

All you need to know about VAT - and how to fund it...

VAT is a tax on the final consumption of certain goods and services, but is collected at every stage of production and distribution. Most business related goods and services will be subject to VAT, with the standard...

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Why does productivity matter in Food & Drink?
17 October 2016

Why does productivity matter in Food & Drink?

Food producers in the UK are delivering more all the time. Food exports by the UK have doubled in the past ten years, bucking a decline in total exports in the same period. And collectively the industry has reduced...

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Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?
5 October 2016

Courtauld 2025: How can finance help?

Food and food supply is changing. As resource use becomes more important to the long-term sustainability of food supply and food security of the UK, the need for food producers and food manufacturers to up their game...

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Extended Producer Responsibility: How can finance help?
3 October 2016

Extended Producer Responsibility: How can finance help?

Waste management and recycling in the UK is a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Change is being driven by regular legislative interventions to stimulate the sector, boost recycling rates and in some respects to change...

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Funding for UK Tech Start-Ups is ‘appallingly bad’
21 September 2016

Funding for UK Tech Start-Ups is ‘appallingly bad’

There are more than 1.5 million "digital tech" jobs in the UK, and the sector is said to be growing faster in terms of turnover and productivity than the wider economy, but a survey by LDF has found 47% of IT...

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Is Manufacturing bouncing back?
15 September 2016

Is Manufacturing bouncing back?

Following the recent Brexit vote, it seems that Britain’s manufacturers have shrugged off the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

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Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business
4 August 2016

Selecting the Right Asset Finance for your business

Asset financing of equipment is ever increasing and in demand.  Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said, “The asset finance market reported its thirty-first consecutive month of new...

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Manufacturing & Finance 2016
2 August 2016

Manufacturing & Finance 2016

A new report from EEF, a manufacturing lobby group,and accountancy firm BDO shows that confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's Brexit vote.

Manufacturers' average confidence score dropped to 5.24...

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The benefits of offering finance for IT Suppliers
27 July 2016

The benefits of offering finance for IT Suppliers

Researching options for finance as part of the purchasing process has become the ‘new normal’ for consumers.

Making the inclusion of an asset finance (also known as equipment finance) offering is much more than a...

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5 benefits IT Suppliers gain through Asset Finance
20 July 2016

5 benefits IT Suppliers gain through Asset Finance

In an ideal world, your customers would be able to purchase without cost or budget barriers, creating a smooth and consistent sales cycle.

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How will Brexit affect IT spend and how can finance help?
13 July 2016

How will Brexit affect IT spend and how can finance help?

After the momentous result of the EU referendum, analysts have been busy trying to assess the potential impact on the UK's IT industry. And it doesn't make great reading for IT Suppliers.

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