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

    How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with White Oak UK to drive sales
    8 March 2018

    How a leading provider of school IT solutions partnered with White Oak UK to drive sales

    This week we speak to Oliver Gee, co-founder of Oakford Technology, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to over 90 schools throughout Wiltshire and a popular choice for remote IT support for schools across...

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    VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018
    7 March 2018

    VIDEO: 5 essential tips for starting a business in 2018

    We know that taking the plunge and starting a business from scratch can be daunting, so we compiled five essential tips for starting a business that we hope will help you kick-start your new venture.

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    The driving force behind the eco-revolution
    5 March 2018

    The driving force behind the eco-revolution

    The UK is en route to a vehicle revolution. Not only are driverless cars set to become commonplace in the not-so-distant future, but the government is really beginning to clamp down on the number of polluting...

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    There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.
    28 February 2018

    There’s good service. Then there’s Gold Trusted Service.

    We’re feeling quite star struck at LDF this week, after the quality of our service was recognised for the second year running at the Trusted Service Awards, thanks to global feedback engine, Feefo.

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    How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow
    27 February 2018

    How to cover the rising cost of farming inputs, without harming your cash flow

    Agricultural inputs are the resources used in farm production, such as seed, animal feed, fertiliser and livestock, they’re essential to the success of your farm or agricultural business, and at this time of year,...

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    Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age
    26 February 2018

    Business clusters are still relevant in the digital age

    In this week's City AM article, Peter Alderson, LDF Managing Director discusses how business clusters are as relevant and beneficial as ever to small businesses.

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    Educating small businesses on their finance options is vital for growth
    22 February 2018

    Educating small businesses on their finance options is vital for growth

    In our latest comment piece in City AM, Managing Director Peter Alderson looks at the latest small business finance reports and what the outlook is for SME growth in 2018.

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    Don't miss the benefits of apprentices
    19 February 2018

    Don't miss the benefits of apprentices

    The spotlight has once again turned to the skills shortage in the UK, as British businesses seem to be facing an uphill battle to find the right people to fill positions.

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    Preparing your business for a digital age
    13 February 2018

    Preparing your business for a digital age

    Technology is changing every corner of our lives, and it seems as though 2018 is the year when many British businesses really wake up to this. As we are propelled into the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s...

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    Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade
    12 February 2018

    Partner Story: How Indigo Awnings are putting the competition in the shade

    We talked to Trevor Ruddle, owner and Managing Director of market-leading commercial-grade shading suppliers Indigo Awnings, about how partnering with LDF to offer their customers the option of spreading the cost of...

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    Are you one of the 750,000 still to submit your self assessment tax return?
    8 February 2018

    Are you one of the 750,000 still to submit your self assessment tax return?

    New details from HMRC suggest that in addition to the 10.7 million people who submitted an online self assessment tax return on time, as many as 750,000 are still overdue and now run the risk of a potential £100 fine...

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    UK small businesses primed for success in 2018
    8 February 2018

    UK small businesses primed for success in 2018

    Among the constant and often gloomy business stories dominating our news feeds lately, it was refreshing to read a positive joint research piece by American Express and Oxford Economics this week, outlining an...

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    Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance
    5 February 2018

    Partner Story: How vending specialists rijo42 are driving sales with LDF finance

    With machines in 20,000 UK businesses, including being the vendor of choice for big brands and prestigious sporting venues, rijo42 have an impressive and fast-growing client base.

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    Protecting your firm against rising rates
    5 February 2018

    Protecting your firm against rising rates

    In November, the Bank of England raised the base rate for the first time in a decade, shifting it up from its rock-bottom low of 0.25 per cent back to 0.5 per cent.

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    The changing face of business finance
    29 January 2018

    The changing face of business finance

    It’s mind-boggling to think that only a decade ago the government was forced to bring banks back from the brink. A lot has changed since the financial crisis a decade ago, and perhaps the biggest change in the UK is...

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