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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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Our top working from home tips to increase productivity in small businesses
23 April 2020

Our top working from home tips to increase productivity in small businesses

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, lots of us are working from home for the first time. Ben Stern, Product Manager at White Oak UK, offers his advice for how to work from home effectively.   

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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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How Professional firms can solve the VAT problem and avoid late payments
16 March 2020

How Professional firms can solve the VAT problem and avoid late payments

Whilst many Professional service practices had previously eschewed the idea of financing recurring payments such as VAT – seeing it as an option that only struggling practices would consider, such attitudes towards...

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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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How dentists can make the right first impression
9 March 2020

How dentists can make the right first impression

It’s the old adage, ‘you only get one chance to make a first impression’, and in the dental sector this is vital to put patients at ease. Two recent surveys found that as much as a third of patients feared attending...

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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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Asset Finance Explained – What is a Finance Lease?
12 December 2019

Asset Finance Explained – What is a Finance Lease?

A lease is a contract between the finance company - known as the lessor, and you - known as the lessee.

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Why use Asset Finance?
6 December 2019

Why use Asset Finance?

In our last blog we looked at what Asset Finance is. In this blog we will look at the reasons for using asset finance and the difference between hard and soft assets.

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Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years
25 November 2019

Manufacturers say Brexit uncertainty has led to reduced profits in last two years

The manufacturer’s organisation Make UK and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs have released a report that found 64% of manufacturers say Brexit delay and uncertainty has slashed profits in last two years, with nearly...

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How to be prepared for your Professional Indemnity Insurance renewal
11 September 2019

How to be prepared for your Professional Indemnity Insurance renewal

Maintaining access to the funding you need to grow your practice is a crucial requirement for all legal firms, with ever-present demands for capital often resulting in a significant drain on cash flow.

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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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How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike
28 August 2019

How business advisers can handle the FOS compensation limit hike

In April this year the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) compensation limit increased from £150,000 to £350,000 and the service was extended to cover small and medium-sized enterprises, not just individual...

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