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    Welcome to Views from the flipside

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

Don’t let business rates stunt your business growth
21 February 2017

Don’t let business rates stunt your business growth

Business rates have gained considerable attention in the last week as the government announced the first revaluation of the cost for 7 years. Coming in to effect on 1 April, this change will have an impact on...

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Introducing our new short-term 'Interest Only' option
10 February 2017

Introducing our new short-term 'Interest Only' option

We are pleased to have recently announced our new Interest Only loan option, a short term facility aimed to get money into your business and working faster.

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The key to unlocking business growth
6 February 2017

The key to unlocking business growth

Here in the UK, we are incredibly proud to house a vibrant small business sector which is large, diverse and continues to grow at a considerable rate. Our existing 4.8m small businesses are the backbone of our...

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Self-Assessment Tax: How do you pay yours?
15 December 2016

Self-Assessment Tax: How do you pay yours?

As we’re sure you’re aware, the deadline for your tax payment is just around the corner. With Christmas already a busy time of year, many smaller businesses may not have considered this costly expense. In a recent...

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Online routes for small businesses into high street retailers
10 November 2016

Online routes for small businesses into high street retailers

Britain’s small businesses, however innovative, can often find it difficult to get their products into shops, and an increasing number use online platforms that enable them to sell directly to customers.

But there is...

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Self-employment at record high, yet wages fall
21 October 2016

Self-employment at record high, yet wages fall

Self-employment is steadily increasing, now at a record high of 4.8 million, with 1 in 7 workers currently listed as self-employed. However, a recent report conducted highlights that their earnings have fallen by £60...

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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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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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Selecting the right finance for growth
7 July 2016

Selecting the right finance for growth

Whilst bank finance plays an important role in business growth, access to finance remains an area of difficulty for some. Additionally, the variety of available facilities may not always match that of your business. 

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Short or long-term: What is the best business loan for me?
8 June 2016

Short or long-term: What is the best business loan for me?

According to the Small Business Survey, produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the main reason that businesses applied for external finance in 2015 was to acquire working capital or for cash...

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Hospitality and Leisure: Selecting the right finance
5 May 2016

Hospitality and Leisure: Selecting the right finance

Financing of hospitality and leisure equipment is ever increasing and in demand. Preserving capital within the business for business opportunities that may arise and be more profitable is a key driver of growth in...

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Good news for UK hotel sector as profitability rises
2 February 2016

Good news for UK hotel sector as profitability rises

Research conducted by LDF has revealed that the profit margins for the UK hotel sector have risen by more than a quarter in the last year, to 4.5% from 3.5% in 2014. The rise is driven by the demand for rooms outside...

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LDF launch new Business Development Loan for SMEs
24 November 2015

LDF launch new Business Development Loan for SMEs

We understand that many SME businesses often struggle to access finance, especially when considering certain options for business growth. Such opportunities, whether big or small, can drive a business in the right...

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Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan
29 September 2015

Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan

Latest research shows that UK businesses owe almost £2.6 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT payments, up from £2.55 billion in 2014. This figure has remained consistent in recent years, despite the improving economic...

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