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

A simple guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance
9 September 2016

A simple guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is necessary to provide businesses with the relevant cover for damage costs, which may be incurred if a claim is made by their clients in the event of an error. The insurance...

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What Bank Holiday? SMEs working around the clock to make business a success
26 August 2016

What Bank Holiday? SMEs working around the clock to make business a success

With the August Bank Holiday looming, many will be preparing themselves for a relaxing weekend. However, over three quarters (78%) of small to medium sized business will be working this bank holiday.

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LDF invest in employee satisfaction as national level hits a high
23 August 2016

LDF invest in employee satisfaction as national level hits a high

The latest ‘Employee Outlook’ report, conducted by the CIPD, highlights that job satisfaction has dropped to +40 (from +48 in Autumn 2015), whereas, employees in micro businesses report the highest levels of job...

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7 small changes for business owners to combat stress
22 August 2016

7 small changes for business owners to combat stress

For all the sense of fulfilment that comes with setting up and running a business, this also sometimes give way to stressful periods. So, as a business owner, or someone thinking about going into business, how can...

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Leeds-based SME unveils ambitious growth for 2016
17 August 2016

Leeds-based SME unveils ambitious growth for 2016

We recently revealed the issues presently facing British start-ups, with 30% of SME owners saying funding issues are the biggest barriers to their business growth.

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£27,520: The Start Up Sum for Success
15 August 2016

£27,520: The Start Up Sum for Success

A survey of 850 SMEs has revealed the average amount needed to start a business in the UK today is £27,520.

The report by LDF shows Manchester is the most expensive place to start up. Newcastle was the most...

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LDF and Metro Bank provide new £30 million lending solution
10 August 2016

LDF and Metro Bank provide new £30 million lending solution

Independent finance provider, LDF and Metro Bank will be working together to provide a brand new £30 million lending solution to support professional firms, challenging traditional funding options.

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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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UK Finance flaws fail British start ups
28 July 2016

UK Finance flaws fail British start ups

They are the backbone of our British economy, but a survey by LDF has found small businesses are being failed by antiquated financial process, with funding issues cited by 30% of SME owners as the biggest barrier to...

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Tax Self-assessment: Simplify your return by submitting online
28 July 2016

Tax Self-assessment: Simplify your return by submitting online

With the self-assessment tax deadline now just days away, many businesses will need to pay the second installment of their self-assessment tax bill.

In the first half of the year, HMRC reported that the highest...

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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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5 Top Tips to Add Value to Your Client Relationships
11 July 2016

5 Top Tips to Add Value to Your Client Relationships

Adding value to your client relationships is one of the best ways that accountants can achieve positive differentiation. It will help, not only with gaining clients, but also with developing the client relationships...

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