SMEs urged to consider flexible working

Posted in Blog on July 27, 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to consider flexible working options, after a new study found that absenteeism is hitting business’ …

Read more

Conditions similar to those in the run-up to financial crisis, says head of business committee

Posted in Blog on July 26, 2017

The new head of the business select committee has warned that today’s debt problems are similar to those in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. …

Read more

Three million small businesses to benefit from Making Tax Digital plan changes

Posted in Blog, MTD on July 25, 2017

Government-led Making Tax Digital plans have recently been revised to benefit three million small businesses and landlords. The initial proposal had previously …

Read more

Research reveals rise in female-led start-ups

Posted in Blog on July 24, 2017

A new study suggests that there has been a surge in female-led start-up businesses in recent years, contradicting the popular belief that the UK suffers …

Read more

Auto-enrolment surpasses eight million member target

Posted in Blog on July 21, 2017

There are now more than eight million employees saving into a workplace pension thanks to the Government’s auto-enrolment pension scheme. That number …

Read more

Minister confirms increase in pension age will be brought forward

Posted in Blog on July 20, 2017

The Government yesterday announced fresh changes to the State Pension age, set to affect around six million Britons. Under the new arrangements, a move …

Read more

British entrepreneurship on the rise

Posted in Blog on July 20, 2017

A new study suggests that British entrepreneurship is on the rise and that small and micro-businesses are growing increasingly prominent across the UK. …

Read more

Insurance tax hikes car insurance prices up by 11 per cent

Posted in Blog on July 19, 2017

Over the past year, the cost of annual car insurance policies has risen by 11 per cent, the biggest increase since 2012.

Report suggests significant customer service improvements at HMRC

Posted in Blog on July 18, 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) handled 91.7 per cent of all customer telephone calls during 2016/17 – way above its self-set target of 85 per cent, …

Read more

Late payment problems weighing heavily on SMEs

Posted in Blog on July 17, 2017

More than a third (37 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have experienced cash flow difficulties as a direct result of late payments, …

Read more