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    Self-Assessment Tax – what’s so important about 31st July?
    24 June 2019

    Self-Assessment Tax – what’s so important about 31st July?

    Payment on Account is a tax payment made twice a year by self employed people as a means to spread the cost of that year's tax liability.

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    Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan
    22 May 2019

    Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan

    Research shows that UK businesses owed £3 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT payments in 2017/18, up from £2.48 billion in 2014. This figure had remained consistent in recent years, but the present economic climate may...

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    How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes
    15 May 2019

    How to pay your tax bill after the HMRC credit card changes

    If you are one of the many thousands of self-employed due to pay your Self Assessment Tax there's a big payment change that you need to be aware of.

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    A look back at the finance sector in 2018
    19 December 2018

    A look back at the finance sector in 2018

    As 2018 comes to an end, White Oak UK’s managing director, Peter Alderson, looks back at how the finance sector has performed this year.

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    Are small businesses facing a postcode lottery when it comes to funding?
    13 September 2018

    Are small businesses facing a postcode lottery when it comes to funding?

    There have been several new reports in the press recently highlighting some of the problems faced by smaller businesses in finding finance and surprisingly, it seems that some regions are faring worse than others.

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    5 key stats for why your small business should be exporting
    6 September 2018

    5 key stats for why your small business should be exporting

    If you’re not already exporting your goods and services, it can be a daunting prospect. But there are plenty of reasons why it's worth investing the time and resources.

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    4 key challenges new exporters face when starting out
    30 August 2018

    4 key challenges new exporters face when starting out

    While small businesses account for 99% of all UK businesses and 60% of private sector employment, they make up only 33% of total goods exports1. Before this number can be increased, there are some barriers to entry...

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    How to get investment and start exporting
    23 August 2018

    How to get investment and start exporting

    Uncertainty may continue to linger around the subject of Brexit, but it doesn’t seem to be having a negative effect on UK exports, which reached a record high of £620.2 billion in the year to March 2018 according to ...

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    Could exporting be the future for UK businesses?
    22 August 2018

    Could exporting be the future for UK businesses?

    In the UK, the dreaded “B” word continues to take centre stage, as thousands of businesses hold their breath for the outcome of the negotiations with the European Union.

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    Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next
    17 May 2018

    Refused a bank business loan? Here's what to do next

    Getting a traditional bank business loan can be a long and frustrating process. For many businesses, the gain just doesn’t outweigh the pain.

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    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low (but not on the flipside)
    15 May 2018

    Small business credit approvals hit 30-month low (but not on the flipside)

    New research from the Federation of Small Businesses1 has found that small firms are finding it increasingly difficult to access new finance.

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    What options do small businesses have for getting a business loan?
    4 May 2018

    What options do small businesses have for getting a business loan?

    Gone are the days when your bank was the only place to go to access business finance. In recent years, the number of alternative finance solutions available to businesses have soared, giving business owners more...

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    Good payment practice is a must for government contracts
    12 April 2018

    Good payment practice is a must for government contracts

    Earlier this week, the Cabinet Office announced that outsourcing firms who fail to pay suppliers on time will be excluded from major government contracts moving forward.

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    Now's the time to talk about chatbots
    3 April 2018

    Now's the time to talk about chatbots

    Slowly but surely, chatbots are becoming ingrained into our everyday lives – both in our homes in the form of Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home, and increasingly in business as an effective form of customer services.

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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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