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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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SME artisan food producer borrowing hits record high in 2015
31 March 2016

SME artisan food producer borrowing hits record high in 2015

An increasing number of SME Food Producers are opting to seek alternative finance to support a rising demand for high quality artisan products.

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Budget 2016 - A Boost for Small Business
17 March 2016

Budget 2016 - A Boost for Small Business

In what the Chancellor referred to as “a budget that backs small businesses”, there was positive news for UK SMEs, including the start of the Bank Referral Scheme, extension of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee...

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How can SMEs prepare for a potential Fuel Duty rise?
11 March 2016

How can SMEs prepare for a potential Fuel Duty rise?

There are rumours that the Chancellor may look to increase Fuel Duty in next week’s Budget as part of his drive to plug the UK’s current £3bn deficit. Couple this with today's call for pollution tax on sales of new...

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Business Finance: leasing hits 7 year high
24 February 2016

Business Finance: leasing hits 7 year high

The amount secured by UK businesses through leasing has jumped 12% in the last year*, to its highest level in seven years.

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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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Fintech: are banks facing an ‘Uber moment’?
17 December 2015

Fintech: are banks facing an ‘Uber moment’?

Antony Jenkins, former CEO of Barclays, has predicted that banks are facing their own 'Uber moment' due to the rapid growth of financial technologies (Fintech).

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What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses
27 November 2015

What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses

Having recently announced changes to its services, HMRC plans to create 13 new Regional centres over the next five years, whilst also putting a greater emphasis on the improvements to their digital services.

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New Polymer banknotes will result in £230m investment
14 September 2015

New Polymer banknotes will result in £230m investment

On the 18th December 2013, The Bank of England announced that Polymer Banknotes would be introduced into circulation from 2016. It’s estimated that £5 notes will be introduced late 2016, with £10 and £20...

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Contactless payment limit increases to £30 as spending soars
2 September 2015

Contactless payment limit increases to £30 as spending soars

Consumers can now spend a maximum of £30 using contactless payments, a rise from a previous limit of £20.

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SMEs must prepare for pension auto-enrolment
17 August 2015

SMEs must prepare for pension auto-enrolment

Since October 2012, legislation states that every employer must automatically enrol their workers into the workplace pension scheme, if they meet certain criteria.

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UK economy grows 0.7% in second quarter
28 July 2015

UK economy grows 0.7% in second quarter

Between April and June of this year, the UK economy grew by 0.7%, in contrast to first quarter growth of 0.4%.

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