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White Oak UK named Top Professions Funder at Leasing World Awards 2019
31 October 2019

White Oak UK named Top Professions Funder at Leasing World Awards 2019

The 11th annual Leasing World Awards took place last night (30th October) at London's Hilton Bankside, attended by 350 leading representatives from the industry. The event has become a staple in the finance calendar...

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How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector
16 October 2019

How finance can fast-track digitisation in the construction sector

A recent survey by Causeway surveyed 200 key decision makers in UK construction suggested the industry is now ready to push ahead with digitisation to help increase productivity.

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Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms
9 October 2019

Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially amongst the...

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8 ways finance can help in the Construction Sector
3 October 2019

8 ways finance can help in the Construction Sector

In June this year Britain’s construction industry recorded its worst month in a decade, as construction firms blamed Brexit for a lack of new commissions. Construction firms of all types warned that a “wait-and-see"...

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Relieving the PII pinch points for Scottish Solicitors
27 September 2019

Relieving the PII pinch points for Scottish Solicitors

For the Scottish legal profession in general, October and November are notoriously expensive months for a few standout reasons. From practising certificate renewals, to VAT bills and, Professional Indemnity Insurance...

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PII Premiums soar for Architects and Construction Industry post-Grenfell
26 September 2019

PII Premiums soar for Architects and Construction Industry post-Grenfell

Renewing Professional Indemnity insurance (PII) cover is becoming more difficult for architects. Many are experiencing rising premiums and exclusions, with legacy projects now seen as high-risk by insurers.

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A fantastic weekend at the 2019 White Oak UK Polo Series
13 September 2019

A fantastic weekend at the 2019 White Oak UK Polo Series

Last weekend (Friday 6th and 7th September) marked the sixth annual two-day White Oak UK Polo Series at Chester Racecourse - the home of Chester Polo Club. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions, the weather...

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Record-breaking year in exports for all of the UK
12 September 2019

Record-breaking year in exports for all of the UK

Figures released by HMRC show that each UK nation experienced growth in goods exports in the 12 months to Q2 2019 meaning goods exports have now grown for 4 consecutive years in every UK nation.

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How to be prepared for your Professional Indemnity Insurance renewal
11 September 2019

How to be prepared for your Professional Indemnity Insurance renewal

Maintaining access to the funding you need to grow your practice is a crucial requirement for all legal firms, with ever-present demands for capital often resulting in a significant drain on cash flow.

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How to prepare your business for a No-Deal Brexit
5 September 2019

How to prepare your business for a No-Deal Brexit

Boris Johnson’s elevation as Prime Minister and appointment of several Brexiteers to the cabinet has significantly increased the potential for a no-deal Brexit on the 31st October.

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How to make long-term finance work for your Professional Practice
2 September 2019

How to make long-term finance work for your Professional Practice

With over 30 years’ experience of providing finance to the professional services sector, we’ve helped thousands of professional practices with short-term finance to cover recurring costs such as VAT, Corporation Tax,...

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How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike
28 August 2019

How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike

In April this year the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) compensation limit increased from £150,000 to £350,000 and the service was extended to cover small and medium-sized enterprises, not just individual...

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What will the new Reverse Charge VAT changes mean to your construction business?
16 August 2019

What will the new Reverse Charge VAT changes mean to your construction business?

This October, the government are planning to introduce changes to how VAT is paid in an attempt to reduce VAT fraud. Reverse charge VAT will mean that customers will pay tax directly to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

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5 ways to make better decisions for your business
7 August 2019

5 ways to make better decisions for your business

Ralph Waldo Emerson, the transcendentalist essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet once said:

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Clean Air Zones – What will they mean for your fleet?
5 August 2019

Clean Air Zones – What will they mean for your fleet?

The UK Government has a long-term strategy to improve air quality across the country by discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles. Its short-term goal is to reduce the number of areas where air...

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