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Katherine Denham

Katherine Denham is a features writer at City A.M. covering personal finance and trading

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Don't miss the benefits of apprentices
19 February 2018

Don't miss the benefits of apprentices

The spotlight has once again turned to the skills shortage in the UK, as British businesses seem to be facing an uphill battle to find the right people to fill positions.

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Preparing your business for a digital age
13 February 2018

Preparing your business for a digital age

Technology is changing every corner of our lives, and it seems as though 2018 is the year when many British businesses really wake up to this. As we are propelled into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s...

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Protecting your firm against rising rates
5 February 2018

Protecting your firm against rising rates

In November, the Bank of England raised the base rate for the first time in a decade, shifting it up from its rock-bottom low of 0.25 per cent back to 0.5 per cent.

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The changing face of business finance
29 January 2018

The changing face of business finance

It’s mind-boggling to think that only a decade ago the government was forced to bring banks back from the brink. A lot has changed since the financial crisis a decade ago, and perhaps the biggest change in the UK is...

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Top tips to help you meet the tax deadline
22 January 2018

Top tips to help you meet the tax deadline

The deadline is looming. Businesses have until the end of this month to get their tax affairs in order. January can be a tricky time for companies. Even if you’ve kept on top of it all throughout the year, you can...

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How SMEs can survive and thrive in 2018
15 January 2018

How SMEs can survive and thrive in 2018

There's a bulk of changes taking place in the UK, and indeed the wider world, which are set to impact the business community in one way or another.

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Can Open Banking fulfil expectations?
4 December 2017

Can Open Banking fulfil expectations?

There's a storm brewing in the banking world as companies brace for a huge shakeup in the financial services industry.

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This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs
27 November 2017

This was a mixed Budget for British SMEs

British businesses waited with bated breath for the chancellor to serve them another blow in his Budget speech last week. But Philip Hammond has finally cut small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) some slack, and...

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Addressing the power imbalance in lending
21 November 2017

Addressing the power imbalance in lending

The UK’s biggest banks have been mired in various scandals over the years. But for many small businesses, one particular scandal sticks out, because it shone a light on the lack of support for SMEs that encounter...

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Our industries must not fall behind again
6 November 2017

Our industries must not fall behind again

From robotics to artificial intelligence (AI), advances in technology have been gathering pace over recent years. Built on the digital advances of the past four decades, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is...

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Don’t let your firm be a hacker’s paradise
30 October 2017

Don’t let your firm be a hacker’s paradise

Headlines have been dominated by news of cyber attacks over recent months. But to date, no hack rivals the WannaCry virus, which temporarily crippled the NHS and other organisations around the world.

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The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring
23 October 2017

The hurdles SMEs face when it comes to hiring

When it comes to growing your business, investing in your staff is a core ingredient to making it successful. And yet many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to find the right staff to fit the...

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This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth
16 October 2017

This £4bn problem is stunting SME growth

Every year, tens of thousands of small businesses see their loan applications refused by the big banks. In fact, figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) indicate this amounts to around £4bn in loans annually – a...

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The clock is ticking for GDPR...
9 October 2017

The clock is ticking for GDPR...

It’s now less than nine months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) storms into our lives. The fresh set of rules, which come into force on 25 May 2018, will completely disrupt the way businesses...

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Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business
2 October 2017

Brexit prompts the rise of the micro business

More business-minded people are taking matters into their own hands. Figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy indicate that there are now more than 5.5m companies in the UK, and 99 per...

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