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Category Archives:Finance

New SRA Accounts Rules given go-ahead

The legal regulator has given the go-ahead on planned changes to Solicitors Accounts Rules which are set to be introduced later this year. Read More

Businesses urged to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services

MPs have urged businesses to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services, with talk of the UK becoming a cashless society. Read More

Price influences consumers above all else, new study into legal sector finds

Law firms who publish their price transparency data online are preferred by consumers compared to those who do not, a new study has revealed. Read More

BCC “downgrades” UK economic growth in response to Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has this month downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy in response to “continued Brexit uncertainty”. Read More

Barclays announce £14 billion fund to support UK businesses

Barclays bank have announced plans for a major lending fund worth £14 billion pounds, which will help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to flourish once the UK has left the European Union (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

HMRC takes new measures to toughen stance on debt recovery

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has toughened its stance on debt recovery, by taking money owed to them directly from hundreds of pay packets during the last financial year. Read More

Employment and overall wages hit record highs

In November, Britain saw the largest rise in overall real wages since September 2016, raising the spending power of the average British worker to the highest it has been in two years. Read More

Small conveyancing firms struggle to retain market share, suggests report

The total number of conveyancing firms has fallen to an all-time low as large, nationwide firms continue to dominate the market, a study has revealed. 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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