What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

The Government has recently implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As a result, businesses will be expected to familiarise themselves and implement the following changes to their current working practices. Continue reading What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

Government launches consultation on tackling SME R&D relief abuse

The Government has launched a consultation on changes to research and development (R&D) tax credits which are intended to prevent businesses from abusing the scheme for small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Continue reading Government launches consultation on tackling SME R&D relief abuse

Shoppers getting irritated with cash-only businesses

SMEs and start-ups have less than five months to shift from taking cash only to accepting cards before a shopper’s expectations change. The higher demand in card payments by consumers is becoming a large factor in how a small business prospers for the future. Continue reading Shoppers getting irritated with cash-only businesses

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). Continue reading Barclays announce £14 billion fund to support UK businesses

Businesses losing out on £6.7 billion by using out of date accounting systems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carried out by Barclaycard found that more than one-fifth of finance officers consider their accounting software is outdated, while 16 per cent revealed that companies are not making the most of early payment discounts, losing an estimated £6.7 billion each year. Continue reading Businesses losing out on £6.7 billion by using out of date accounting systems

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

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