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

Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance
6 March 2017

Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance

Medium-sized businesses grew more quickly, generated larger profit growth and created more jobs in the past year than Britain’s large and small companies, according to research undertaken by accountancy firm BDO....

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SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit
23 January 2017

SMEs remain optimistic in the face of Brexit

Now that Theresa May has set out her 12 priorities for Brexit, and with Article 50 set to be triggered within weeks, are the UK’s SMEs starting to feel any effects?

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The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs
1 December 2016

The Commonwealth opportunity for UK SMEs

It’s hard to avoid using enormous numbers when discussing trade and the numbers don’t come much bigger than for the Commonwealth.

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What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs
24 November 2016

What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the chancellor announce a mild loosening of the public finances in order to invest in closing the productivity gap between Britain and other developed nations. Against a backdrop of...

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10 things you need to know about this year’s Autumn Statement
23 November 2016

10 things you need to know about this year’s Autumn Statement

Today (Wednesday 23rd November), Philip Hammond delivered his first statement as Chancellor, outlining his focuses for the future. Here are the key points:

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Asset Finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month
15 November 2016

Asset Finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month

According to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), new asset finance business grew for its 36th consecutive month to £2.9bn.

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Q&A: What makes Britain’s family businesses tick?
27 October 2016

Q&A: What makes Britain’s family businesses tick?

In today's City A.M feature, Phil Harris, Executive Director of the Business Research Institute, talks about family-owned businesses and how the estimated 4.6 million need to be supported more.

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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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Small businesses that export are ‘more confident’
14 October 2016

Small businesses that export are ‘more confident’

‘Small firms that export are more confident’ according to the Small Business Barometer 2016, a poll undertaken with 800 small business owners across the UK.

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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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Q & A: How has SME finance changed since Brexit?
13 September 2016

Q & A: How has SME finance changed since Brexit?

Every Thursday until December, we will feature in City A.M.’s ‘Building Britain’s Businesses’ segment, highlighting important issues that affect many SME businesses and the economy.

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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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£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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Brexit: How could leaving the EU affect my business?
15 June 2016

Brexit: How could leaving the EU affect my business?

Next week the UK will vote to decide whether Great Britain will stay within, or exit, the European Union. With both sides arguing their case, one topic that hasn’t been covered as extensively as others is the...

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