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

    Why alternative finance is now mainstream
    6 September 2017

    Why alternative finance is now mainstream

    Alternative finance is badly named. This label suggests that opting for financing routes without involving the big banks is unconventional or “out there”.

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    LDF Group named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at the BC Awards 2017
    2 August 2017

    LDF Group named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at the BC Awards 2017

    We are pleased to announce that LDF Group have been named ‘Best Asset Finance Lender’ at this year’s BC Awards, run by leading comparison site, Businesscomparison.com - the largest comparison site for UK SMEs.

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    All you need to know about VAT - and how to fund it...
    24 July 2017

    All you need to know about VAT - and how to fund it...

    VAT is a tax on the final consumption of certain goods and services, but is collected at every stage of production and distribution. Most business related goods and services will be subject to VAT, with the standard...

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    MSQ Partners and LDF launch Flipside campaign
    28 June 2017

    MSQ Partners and LDF launch Flipside campaign

    We have appointed MSQ Partners to launch our multi-channel brand campaign following a competitive four way pitch.

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    ‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs
    2 June 2017

    ‘Financial help equals failure’ say young entrepreneurs

    Young entrepreneurs are being held back by a lack of funding as more than half of small business owners aged 16-24 simply avoid seeking funding as they see applying for a loan as an admission of failure.

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    Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying taxes
    30 May 2017

    Almost half of UK small businesses say they struggle with paying taxes

    Running a small business is a challenge; in fact, according to a survey by UK insurer RSA, more than half of British small businesses (55%) go under within their first five years. Of all the threats to the survival...

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    Larger firms hit by Accelerated Payment Notices
    11 May 2017

    Larger firms hit by Accelerated Payment Notices

    In the last financial year (2015/2016), the HMRC collected £943m of Corporation Tax via Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) from larger companies, as reported by law firm Pinsent Masons. Introduced in 2014 by HMRC,...

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    Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?
    2 May 2017

    Considering an equipment upgrade or expansion?

    In the fourth and final instalment of our ‘11 ways to make money work for your business’ feature, we explain the different types of asset finance that could help your business.

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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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