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Many eligible businesses missing out on full scope of CBILS opportunities
22 July 2020

Many eligible businesses missing out on full scope of CBILS opportunities

Most UK small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) now have a good awareness of the help available to them under both the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) There...

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White Oak UK support UK SMEs with over £30m in CBILS funding
8 July 2020

White Oak UK support UK SMEs with over £30m in CBILS funding

Since becoming an accredited lender for term loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) in May, White Oak UK have supported hundreds of SMEs in accessing more than £30million in CBILS...

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How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis
29 April 2020

How businesses are diversifying amid the Covid-19 crisis

In a conference call in March, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, urged business to make 30,000 ventilators in a matter of weeks, more than would usually be manufactured in a normal year.

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White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser
9 April 2020

White Oak UK customer, Henstone Distillery, switch from gin to hand sanitiser

Since the Covid-19 virus first started, health authorities have suggested using hand sanitiser as one of the easiest ways of helping stop the spread of the disease. Since then there has been a massive demand for hand...

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What the Chancellor’s latest coronavirus measures means for small businesses
8 April 2020

What the Chancellor’s latest coronavirus measures means for small businesses

After concluding the UK's exit from Europe earlier this year, SMEs across Britain had no doubt hoped we would be now be entering a more settled political and economic climate with a focus on business growth and new...

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Budget 2020 - What does it mean for smaller businesses?
11 March 2020

Budget 2020 - What does it mean for smaller businesses?

In addition to Mark Carney’s announcement this morning that the Bank of England that interest rates would reduce by 50 basis points to a historic low of 0.25%, new Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his first Budget...

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VAT for architects: when it’s due and how to pay it
9 March 2020

VAT for architects: when it’s due and how to pay it

We take a look at the HMRC rules for architects on VAT, and how short term finance can cover the cost to protect your business's cashflow.

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New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020
3 February 2020

New research shows business confidence is on the rise in 2020

Two new reports show that businesses are now more confident of growth, but the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has warned that we are not out of the woods yet following the release of disappointing GDP figures.

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How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January
14 January 2020

How to sort your self-assessment tax return before the deadline on 31 January

The self-assessment tax deadline is January 31st, and it isn’t just individual taxpayers feeling the heat. Many small businesses, particularly those structured as limited liability partnerships, will also need to...

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What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?
19 December 2019

What is a Hire Purchase Agreement?

In our last blog, we looked at what a finance lease is, this time we look at Hire Purchase Agreements.

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How White Oak UK are supporting small businesses now and beyond
6 December 2019

How White Oak UK are supporting small businesses now and beyond

Saturday 7th December is Small Business Saturday, so we thought what better time to show our support for UK SMEs to ensure they get access to the finance they need.

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Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms
9 October 2019

Why knowing your finance options is crucial for Construction firms

It’s broadly appreciated that uncertainty is the arch enemy of development. And if there’s one thing to be sure about, it’s that Brexit has pushed the level of uncertainty to an absolute peak, especially amongst the...

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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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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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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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