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    Maximise your business growth potential through finance
    18 April 2017

    Maximise your business growth potential through finance

    In the previous instalment, we discussed how you can cover recurring short-term costs such as your tax bills. In this latest piece, we look at longer-term investment for business growth and development.

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    Easter opening hours 2017
    11 April 2017

    Easter opening hours 2017

    To celebrate the upcoming Easter weekend our offices will be closed from Friday 14th April and will re-open on Tuesday 18th April from 8.45am.

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    Tax and VAT bills: how can finance help?
    7 April 2017

    Tax and VAT bills: how can finance help?

    In the first of the series, we discussed how investment into a clear marketing plan could boost your business exposure. In the next instalment, we discuss the different types of tax payments that could affect your...

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    How to make your marketing work for you
    5 April 2017

    How to make your marketing work for you

    In the first of a 4 part series on making money work for your business, we look at how investing in a clear marketing plan can boost your business exposure.

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    Over 9,000 schools set to lose out to new funding formula
    3 April 2017

    Over 9,000 schools set to lose out to new funding formula

    Last year, the Government outlined a New Funding Formula (NFF) that will see 152 local authority formulas replaced by a single national level formula.

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    Bring finance to your clients in just a few clicks
    27 March 2017

    Bring finance to your clients in just a few clicks

    Getting a traditional business loan can be a long and frustrating process. For many people, the gain just doesn’t outweigh the pain. So it’s no surprise that British small businesses are underfunded by a whopping...

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    Tax doesn’t need to be taxing for small businesses
    20 March 2017

    Tax doesn’t need to be taxing for small businesses

    Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying their tax bills, according to a survey by UK insurer RSA, so is it time to re-assess how they tackle this?

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    Turn your dream into a reality with a business loan
    16 March 2017

    Turn your dream into a reality with a business loan

    Ever had a dream project that you wanted to finance, but were not sure if you could? Many business owners dream of taking their business into the future, but the ventures can sometimes seem ‘too big’ or ‘impossible’....

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    Businesses miss out on funding ‘because they don’t understand jargon’
    15 March 2017

    Businesses miss out on funding ‘because they don’t understand jargon’

    A wide-ranging survey of small business bosses showed that just under two in five Yorkshire decision makers cited the language used by lenders as having put them off applying for finance.

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    Business development loans: turn your vision into reality
    13 March 2017

    Business development loans: turn your vision into reality

    In a recent survey commissioned by the LDF Group, 30% of small to medium businesses claimed not taking funding in time or not taking funding at all to be their poorest financial decision in the past 12 months. A...

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    LDF open 5th new office in Manchester City Centre
    9 March 2017

    LDF open 5th new office in Manchester City Centre

    To cater for the expanding requirement and market for short-term loans, we are proud to announce the opening of a new LDF office in Manchester, our 5th UK location.

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    Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance
    6 March 2017

    Mid-sized firms risk being overlooked for finance

    Medium-sized businesses grew more quickly, generated larger profit growth and created more jobs in the past year than Britain’s large and small companies, according to research undertaken by accountancy firm BDO....

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    Finance is ‘a normal part of business’ for the Construction industry
    1 March 2017

    Finance is ‘a normal part of business’ for the Construction industry

    November’s Autumn Statement saw Chancellor, Phillip Hammond announce an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes across the UK. On 7th February, in a new whitepaper release Gov.uk promised an additional £7bn fund,...

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    Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers
    28 February 2017

    Your chance to overcome manufacturing barriers

    From the advanced robotic centres of South Yorkshire to the artisan food producers of North Yorkshire, the region is home to a world class manufacturing sector which is rich both heritage and opportunity.

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    Access to finance is key to getting small businesses exporting
    27 February 2017

    Access to finance is key to getting small businesses exporting

    Brexit may have been delayed but one thing that isn’t slowing down is UK exports. The latest industrial trends survey published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) this month revealed that export orders...

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