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£1.5 billion in emergency Coronavirus funding unclaimed by businesses in England
10 August 2020

£1.5 billion in emergency Coronavirus funding unclaimed by businesses in England

Recent BBC reports suggest that despite the UK’s smallest businesses accessing over £12bn in emergency funding over the last four months, more that £1.5bn remains unclaimed. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)...

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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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We're now an accredited lender under Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
7 May 2020

We're now an accredited lender under Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

We're pleased to announce that we have now been approved for accreditation as new lender by the British Business Bank under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), to provide term loans to...

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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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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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Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain
7 February 2020

Why after Brexit it's now time to rethink your supply chain

With Brexit crossing the finish line (at last!), the UK has now officially left the EU. As a result, now is the time to rethink your supply chain.

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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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Record-breaking year in exports for all of the UK
12 September 2019

Record-breaking year in exports for all of the UK

Figures released by HMRC show that each UK nation experienced growth in goods exports in the 12 months to Q2 2019 meaning goods exports have now grown for 4 consecutive years in every UK nation.

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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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Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future
8 July 2019

Supporting SMEs is vital in post-Brexit future

Derek Money, head of Glasgow sales at SME finance provider White Oak UK, discusses why client support has never been more important in the broker market.

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A look ahead at the alternative finance sector in 2019
27 February 2019

A look ahead at the alternative finance sector in 2019

With 2019 now in full-swing, Peter Alderson, managing director at White Oak UK, looks forward to the year ahead and what it may hold for White Oak UK and the alternative finance industry.

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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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Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase
27 November 2018

Finance the equipment you need and offset the tax with the AIA increase

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is increasing from £200k to £1m, giving small-medium businesses the chance to invest in equipment and technology with up to 100% offset against tax on business income.

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New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase
2 November 2018

New budget to stimulate business investment thanks to AIA increase

On Monday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his last pre-Brexit Autumn 2018 Budget, announcing a number of reliefs and spending pledges, largely welcomed by many of the UK’s business leaders.

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