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Will the Government rethink SME quarterly tax return?
8 January 2016

Will the Government rethink SME quarterly tax return?

The New Year has already brought good news for UK small businesses, with the prospect of a rethink on the somewhat controversial plan for SMEs to file tax returns on a quarterly basis.

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What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses
27 November 2015

What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses

Having recently announced changes to its services, HMRC plans to create 13 new Regional centres over the next five years, whilst also putting a greater emphasis on the improvements to their digital services.

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LDF launch new Business Development Loan for SMEs
24 November 2015

LDF launch new Business Development Loan for SMEs

We understand that many SME businesses often struggle to access finance, especially when considering certain options for business growth. Such opportunities, whether big or small, can drive a business in the right...

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LDF acquire First Independent Finance
18 November 2015

LDF acquire First Independent Finance

We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Scottish based broker, First Independent Finance in a deal that will create the largest independent SME finance provider.

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UK Small business overdrafts reducing by £5m per day
5 November 2015

UK Small business overdrafts reducing by £5m per day

New figures from the Bank of England reveal that small businesses have had their overdrafts cut at a rate of £5m per day since 2011.

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6 qualities a small business owner needs to succeed
30 October 2015

6 qualities a small business owner needs to succeed

Having an exciting business concept or product is not always enough to survive in the business world, especially if you’re a small business owner. We’ve put together 6 qualities every small business owner should...

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Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan
29 September 2015

Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan

Latest research shows that UK businesses owe almost £2.6 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT payments, up from £2.55 billion in 2014. This figure has remained consistent in recent years, despite the improving economic...

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North-South divide set to widen in the next ten years
21 July 2015

North-South divide set to widen in the next ten years

Recent research commissioned by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that the North-South divide is set to widen in the next decade. It indicates that London businesses expect to grow on...

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SMEs waiting 72 days for payment
14 July 2015

SMEs waiting 72 days for payment

According to a recent report from the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA), smaller businesses are now waiting an average of 72 days to receive payment, 11 days longer than at the peak of the recession. These late...

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LDF join the Alternative Business Funding platform
24 June 2015

LDF join the Alternative Business Funding platform

LDF are pleased to announce that in order to help further support SME businesses with our tailored financial solutions, we have joined partnership with the Alternative Business Funding platform.

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Manage tax with minimum fuss: Top tips for SMEs
18 June 2015

Manage tax with minimum fuss: Top tips for SMEs

Staying on top of tax is critical for businesses – not only so that they are aware of what they have to do and when, but also to ensure that they aren’t paying more tax than they need to. For SME owners trying to...

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Social Media for SME businesses
15 June 2015

Social Media for SME businesses

Social Media is an essential part to any businesses marketing activity, which helps to promote your business and inform audiences of your products and services. With over 1.44 billion monthly Facebook Users, 302...

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Support local businesses this Local Business Week
18 May 2015

Support local businesses this Local Business Week

This week (18th - 24th May) plays host to Local Business Week, an annual event encouraging the British public to show their support for local business by visiting independent stores and buying local. The event also...

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New Tax Year Preparations
10 April 2015

New Tax Year Preparations

As the new tax year begins, is your business fully prepared?

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SME finance brokers need more support with FCA process
26 March 2015

SME finance brokers need more support with FCA process

The UK's commercial finance brokers are crucial in getting funding through to the businesses that need it. So how this conduit for funding UK businesses deals with its transition to become a regulated industry under...

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