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Lack of funding holds back 1 in 4 SMEs

Difficulty accessing funding is causing around one in four small and medium-sized firms to miss out on business opportunities, research shows. A survey by Aldermore

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Late payments affect almost half of small businesses

Almost half of small and medium-sized businesses have struggled with late payments in the last year, according to research by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

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Smallest firms hit by higher pension costs

Startups and the smallest businesses are having to absorb higher pension costs as the new tax year gets under way. The Federation of Small Businesses

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Personal tax planning – How to reduce what you owe the taxman.

  Nobody wants the taxman to take more than his fair share, and planning your finances early on can ensure you adopt the most tax-efficient

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Selected businesses begin Making Tax Digital testing

A number of selected small businesses have begun submitting tax returns under HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot scheme. The Revenue asked for businesses to

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Company cars  – What’s new for 2018/19?

Despite year-on-year tax rises, company cars remain a popular benefit. While the tax cost of expensive high-emission cars can be eye-watering, by choosing carefully it’s

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Thinktank wants major reform of ‘inefficient’ tax syste

The tax system in Britain should be replaced with a single rate on all forms of income, claims a thinktank. A report by the Institute

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Small businesses ‘hugely’ embrace apprenticeships

Small firms in England are positive about the value that apprenticeships bring to their workforce, a year after the apprenticeship levy was introduced in April

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Small firms not ready for data protection shake-up

Small businesses are worryingly underprepared with little over a month to go before new data protection regulations are introduced. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

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More workers aim to become self-employed

The number of people who are planning to become their own boss has almost doubled in the past year, according to research. Aldermore polled 2,003

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