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No need to panic buy toilet roll say White Oak UK customer Punjab Paper Converters
23 March 2020

No need to panic buy toilet roll say White Oak UK customer Punjab Paper Converters

We’ve all seen the pictures on social media of empty shelves at supermarkets and toilet rolls disappearing as soon as they appear with the COVID-19 crisis causing some people to panic buy.

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Coronavirus - an update from our MD
19 March 2020

Coronavirus - an update from our MD

As news of the global outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, we wanted to take this opportunity to share the steps that White Oak UK is taking to maintain our commitment to customers, partners,...

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How Professional firms can solve the VAT problem and avoid late payments
16 March 2020

How Professional firms can solve the VAT problem and avoid late payments

Whilst many Professional service practices had previously eschewed the idea of financing recurring payments such as VAT – seeing it as an option that only struggling practices would consider, such attitudes towards...

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Budget 2020 - What does it mean for smaller businesses?
11 March 2020

Budget 2020 - What does it mean for smaller businesses?

In addition to Mark Carney’s announcement this morning that the Bank of England that interest rates would reduce by 50 basis points to a historic low of 0.25%, new Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his first Budget...

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VAT for architects: when it’s due and how to pay it
9 March 2020

VAT for architects: when it’s due and how to pay it

We take a look at the HMRC rules for architects on VAT, and how short term finance can cover the cost to protect your business's cashflow.

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How dentists can make the right first impression
9 March 2020

How dentists can make the right first impression

It’s the old adage, ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’, and in the dental sector this is vital to put patients at ease. Two recent surveys found that as much as a third of patients feared attending...

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How to finance professional indemnity cover in a difficult insurance market
3 March 2020

How to finance professional indemnity cover in a difficult insurance market

Recent reports in both the Law Society Gazette and Accountancy Age have highlighted the difficulty in professional service firms obtaining affordable Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII).

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Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms
2 March 2020

Why Asset Finance is a vital tool for Construction and Manufacturing firms

Construction and Manufacturing are two of the UK’s largest and most important industries. Together, they employ some 5.1 million people across the UK (construction 2.4 million and manufacturing 2.7 million)...

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How to update your fleet and hit your delivery promises
18 February 2020

How to update your fleet and hit your delivery promises

Without a doubt, vehicles are the workhorses of the modern business world, large or small, and usually the most effective way of moving goods across the UK and beyond.

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Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain
7 February 2020

Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain

With Brexit crossing the finish line (at last!), the UK has now officially left the EU. As a result, now is the time to rethink your supply chain.

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New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020
3 February 2020

New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020

Two new reports show that businesses are now more confident of growth, but the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has warned that we are not out of the woods yet following the release of disappointing GDP figures.

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We're officially a Platinum Trusted Service on independent review site Feefo
29 January 2020

We're officially a Platinum Trusted Service on independent review site Feefo

We work with thousands of small businesses every year and we're proud to have been rated as a Feefo Gold Trusted Service provider for the last three years. This year however, we’ve gone one better and we’re thrilled...

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How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January
14 January 2020

How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January

The self-assessment tax deadline is January 31st, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to...

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What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?
19 December 2019

What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?

In our last blog, we looked at what a finance lease is, this time we look at Hire Purchase Agreements.

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White Oak UK Shortlisted Three Times for Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020
17 December 2019

White Oak UK Shortlisted Three Times for Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020

Business Moneyfacts has announced the finalists for its 2020 awards with White Oak UK delighted to be shortlisted in 3 categories:

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