Carole Hughes, managing director at debt collection agency Daniels Silverman, warns SMEs to be diligent and to perform customer credit checks in the run up to Christmas.
On the 4th of January 2011 businesses across the UK will finally come face-to-face with the 2.5% VAT increase, but with just over a month until the changes come into effect new research from business software and services provider Sage www.sage.co.uk has revealed that nearly one in five small businesses are not ready for the increase.
The United Kingdom should urgently establish 'angel academies' for private investors in order to grow this critical source of funding for new ventures.
The Portuguese government has denied that it needs a European Union led bail-out and instead called for confidence in its economy. Nevertheless speculation is growing that Portugal is struggling to cope with vast public debts.
The Government's decision to move ahead with plans to introduce a tax incentive for research and development activity in the UK from 2013 is encouraging news for British industry, according to one of the UK's leading patent and trade mark attorney firms, Withers & Rogers LLP.
Ten Shares With Inflation-Busting Dividend Hikes
Metro Bank, the first High Street bank to open in more than 100 years, today announces the appointment of Mark Price as Managing Director Commercial Banking. Mark brings over 25 years business and commercial banking experience to Metro Bank, joining from Barclays where his last role was Managing Director at Barclays Commercial Bank, South.
The Government has today published details of its Corporate Tax Reform programme consisting of a series of essential reforms designed to improve the UK's tax competitiveness. Measures include the introduction of new Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules and a commitment to introduce a Patent Box.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today welcomed the Government's pledge to help make small business rate relief automatic.
As the Tories dump Vince Cable's plan to expose bankers bonuses this year, one leading academic says that banks will always find a way to pay big money to employees, regardless of any legislation designed to curb stratospheric pay-packets.