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Category Archives:SMEs / Business

UK electronics sector boasts two thirds of growth in UK industry

According to a new report by Make UK and Santander manufacturing, the UK electronics sector experienced fast rapid growth in 2018. Read More

Chancellor wants to tackle late payments in the UK

Currently, in the UK, late payments are a serious issue, especially for small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have to chase invoices from large suppliers, thus causing a disruption in the channel with resellers. Read More

Number of exporting businesses increase ahead of Brexit

The number of VAT-registered businesses exporting goods across the UK has increased to 110,800, new figures have revealed. 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

HMRC to “Phase in” Entry Summary Declarations in no-deal Brexit

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced plans to phase in Entry Summary Declarations should the UK leave the EU without a deal this March. Read More

MP’s calling for more to be done to help the high street

MP’s are backing calls for changes to the current tax regime in a bid to halt the current decline in UK high streets and town centres and allow them to flourish in the future. 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

SMEs striving for growth in 2019 with half looking to increase headcount

With continuing tough economic uncertainty, UK SMEs are still eager to grow their headcount by an average of 21 per cent over the next 12 months, according to new research from business energy supplier, Opus Energy. Read More

SMEs: The importance of purpose

The importance of purpose for the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been explored in a recent report. It found that a massive 91 per cent said that a vital part of running a successful business is having a clear purpose. Read More

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