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SMEs Neglect Credit Checks At Their Peril In The Rush Before Christmas

06/12/2010

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.


 

SMEs Unprepared For 2011 VAT Increase

02/12/2010

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.


 

UK's Largest Source Of Early Stage Capital Funding Needs 'Angel Academies'

02/12/2010

The United Kingdom should urgently establish 'angel academies' for private investors in order to grow this critical source of funding for new ventures.


 

Portugal Denies It Needs An EU-led Bail-out

01/12/2010

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.


 

Tax Incentive For R&D Is Boost For British Industry, According To Withers & Rogers LLP

01/12/2010

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

01/12/2010

Ten Shares With Inflation-Busting Dividend Hikes


 

The Metro Bank Revolution Continues For Business Customers

30/11/2010

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.


 

Corporation Tax Reform: Delivering A More Competitive System

29/11/2010

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.


 

FSB Victory On Small Business Rate Relief

24/11/2010

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today welcomed the Government's pledge to help make small business rate relief automatic.


 

Banks 'Will Always Find A Way To Dodge Bonus Restrictions' Says Top Academic

24/11/2010

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.