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Business failure at highest levels since 2014, says FSB

The number of businesses who filed for insolvency increased by 6.3 per cent in the first three months of 2019, new figures have shown. Read More

Government set to reform Companies House

The government is set to change the way Companies House works, with the largest reform of the company registration system in more than 100 years. Read More

FSB calls on Government to support bricks and mortar businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for a new 100 per cent business rates relief scheme for childcare providers in England. Read More

Latest trading figures “demonstrate the growing appetite for British produce outside of the EU”

The demand for UK goods and services “is growing across the globe”, a new study has revealed. Read More

Businesses losing out on £6.7 billion by using out of date accounting systems

Research carried out by Barclaycard found that more than one-fifth of finance bosses consider their accounting software is outdated, while 16 per cent revealed that companies are not making the most of early payment discounts, losing an estimated £6.7 billion each year. Read More

New research has discovered the fastest growing UK industries for women

Marking International Women’s Day 2019, a study has explored labour market data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal where new opportunities are opening up for women and where potential new career paths may exist. Read More

UK Finance launches campaign in bid to help SMEs prepare for Brexit

UK Finance announced a national campaign encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prepare for the potential changes and opportunities brought about by the UK’s departure from the EU. Read More

Innovative ideas to change the world: new business funding

Innovate UK Smart funding launches with £20 million grant competition for ambitious projects that could disrupt a global industry or market. Read More

Businesses to be named and shamed under proposed new late payment system

A newly proposed traffic light system could be used to put a spotlight on businesses with track records of late payments. Read More

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