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Category Archives:Economy

Debt management strategies for SME business owners

Although it can have negative connotations, debt is inevitable for most businesses.

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Our predictions for the SME business economy in 2024

Now that we have entered 2024, our accounting team has been making their predictions and discussing how best to advise our clients on preparing for upcoming challenges.  

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Better Business Day and what it means for start-ups and SMEs

New start-up businesses in the UK are as abundant as ever, but issues within society, climate change, and the cost of living have proven tricky obstacles to navigate.

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Firms founded during the pandemic could add £20 billion to economy

British businesses formed during the pandemic could be a significant driving force for the UK economy.

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Government urged to act as labour shortage continues

The recruitment crisis across the country shows no sign of abating, according to a survey from a top business body. Read More

Industry leader says economy will be hit by removal of diesel rebate

The removal of the red diesel rebate in April will have a major impact on the economy, a leading construction business organisation has claimed, and called for the measure to be deferred.

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British IPOs raise more in 2021 than in any other year since 2007

British initial product offerings (IPOs) raised more funding in 2021 than in any other year since 2007, figures have revealed.

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Cost of living crisis: UK inflation rises to 30-year high

The soaring cost of goods and services have pushed the UK inflation rate to its highest level in almost 30 years, a major study has revealed.

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How much will Net Zero really cost SMEs?

As many companies will already know, COP26 took place in Glasgow last month and fuelled many firms to commit to going Net-Zero by 2050. Read More

New export scheme to help businesses capitalise on rapidly growing green economy

A new global trading scheme will help to connect UK exporters with international opportunities, it has been announced. Read More

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