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Government proposes new laws to help tackle late payment culture

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018

The Government has announced a raft of new measures designed to “support workers, businesses and entrepreneurs”, including new laws which will help tackle late payments.

Late payments prolific across most European supply chains

Posted on 1 Oct, 2018

More than eight in 10 small firms (85 per cent) within European supply chains report persistent late payments, a new study has revealed.

One in four small retail businesses are fearful of Brexit

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018

A quarter (25 per cent) of small UK retail businesses admit they are fearful of Brexit; according to data revealed by YouGov and then analysed by Vend.

SMEs struggling to keep on top of day-to-day costs, study finds

Posted on 27 Sep, 2018

A new study reveals that almost a third (30 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are having to rely on funding in order to keep on top of their day-to-day costs.

Off-payroll working rules present significant problems for private sector, says ICAEW

Posted on 25 Sep, 2018

The new off-payroll working rules are “not sustainable with today’s working practices”, a business body has warned.

Increase in self-employed in the UK

Posted on 21 Sep, 2018

Currently, in the UK there are 4.8 million self-employed individuals, equating to over 15 per cent of the labour force.

UK exports up by 5.2 per cent

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018

New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in recent days reveal that UK exports have increased by 5.2 per cent year-on-year.

Time is running out to prepare for MTD, says accounting regulator

Posted on 18 Sep, 2018

Business owners are wrongly relying on their accountant or tax adviser to help them prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD), a new study has revealed.

Small businesses dependent on fair Brexit deal, says FSB

Posted on 17 Sep, 2018

A no-deal Brexit will be “dangerous and damaging” for small businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

Top UK bosses fear a hard Brexit deal

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018

Business leaders of top FTSE 100 companies, including household names like Sainsbury’s, RBS and Dixons Carphone, have voiced concerns about how a hard or “no deal” Brexit might affect businesses.