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    All the latest news and opinions from White Oak UK covering finance, business, brand and much more.

    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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    A day in the life of an IT Dev team leader
    2 August 2019

    A day in the life of an IT Dev team leader

    In the first of a new series, we speak to the people who enable White Oak UK to do what we do. This week we are speaking Steve Price, Software Engineering Team Leader, based in our Ewloe office.

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    Why insurance is a vital safety net - and how to cover it with a business loan
    31 July 2019

    Why insurance is a vital safety net - and how to cover it with a business loan

    In a successful business, everything’s focused on reducing risk. Insurance is probably the single biggest invention aimed at mitigating risk – allowing you to focus on making your business more successful.

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    Is now the time to switch your fleet to electric cars?
    29 July 2019

    Is now the time to switch your fleet to electric cars?

    The Government has announced that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind tax in 2020/21.

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