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Professional Indemnity, Practising Certificates and Subscription Funding
30 September 2014

Professional Indemnity, Practising Certificates and Subscription Funding

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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Law firms face three month-plus average wait for payment
18 September 2014

Law firms face three month-plus average wait for payment

Recent research indicates that Law firms may be waiting more than three months on average to be paid for their services – far longer than most other businesses. The average period between a bill being issued and...

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LDF nominated for top credit industry award
28 August 2014

LDF nominated for top credit industry award

LDF shortlisted for ‘Newcomer to the Credit Industry’ award at CCR Credit Excellence Awards

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Fall in the number of UK Accountancy Firms
22 August 2014

Fall in the number of UK Accountancy Firms

The consolidation of the accountancy sector in the UK appears to have accelerated, with figures detailing a 4% drop in the number of accountancy firms in 2013.

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UK businesses owe HMRC £2.6 billion in overdue VAT
10 July 2014

UK businesses owe HMRC £2.6 billion in overdue VAT

UK businesses currently now owe £2.6 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT as many continue to struggle to find the cash to meet their VAT bills.

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LDF launch new tax funding solution to help road hauliers
20 June 2014

LDF launch new tax funding solution to help road hauliers

Even for smaller haulage businesses, finding the tens of thousands of pounds needed to pay up-front for road taxes can be a significant burden on cashflow. In response to recent demand, we are pleased to launch a...

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Barristers’ profits continue to drop – now down 12% in two years
20 June 2014

Barristers’ profits continue to drop – now down 12% in two years

Barristers’ incomes have fallen by 12% in the last two years, putting their ability to meet the critical July 31st tax deadline under increased pressure.

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LDF sponsors glamorous Polo weekend at Chester Racecourse
23 May 2014

LDF sponsors glamorous Polo weekend at Chester Racecourse

For the world of asset finance the polo season kicked off in style last weekend, with the LDF International polo tournament seeing the industry’s finest descend on Chester racecourse for a few glasses of Pimms and a...

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Sustainable and compliant – two key words in education ICT procurement
14 May 2014

Sustainable and compliant – two key words in education ICT procurement

In these times of austerity, schools face two key challenges when purchasing ICT equipment – they need to ensure that their ICT procurement is financially sustainable, while remaining compliant with the stringent...

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Banks cutting SME overdrafts far faster than loans
14 May 2014

Banks cutting SME overdrafts far faster than loans

  • Overdrafts fall 23% in two years, while loans slide just 9%
  • ‘Hidden credit crunch’ still ongoing for SMEs

Banks are cutting small business overdrafts much more sharply than traditional bank loans, creating a...

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Funding the change
28 April 2014

Funding the change

With the 6 April deadline for salaried partners to find funding to join their partnerships now passed, the permanent changes HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has made to the landscape of the legal profession are becoming...

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