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    New female investors £15,000 worse off by 2030

    2021-03-10T11:46:00Z

    New female investors would make £15,000 less on their investments than their male counterparts by 2030 if they started investing in 2020, according to new analysis.

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    Budget 2021: Reaction

    2021-03-04T09:25:00Z

    A “swifter and more sustained” economic recovery, furlough extended, business rate holiday extended, corporation tax increased. There was a lot to get through in the Chancellor’s Budget statement. But what does the business community think?

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    Budget 2021: £5bn to help High Street

    2021-03-01T11:09:00Z

    High Street businesses and hospitality firms in England are set to receive part of a £5 billion fund announced by the Chancellor ahead of the Budget.

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    SMEs reliant on loans during pandemic

    2021-02-25T11:13:00Z

    More than half of SMEs in the UK relied on loans to survive throughout the pandemic in 2020, according to a new survey.

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    Contactless limit could be raised to £100

    2021-01-28T20:07:00Z

    The limit on a single contactless payment could be more than doubled to £100, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

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    ‘No excuse’ not to support newly self-employed

    2021-01-27T20:09:00Z

    There is “no excuse” for the government not to include the newly self-employed in the latest round of financial support, an industry body has urged.

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    What is a commercial mortgage?

    2021-01-06T08:00:00Z

    Do you have business expansion plans in the pipeline? Is your goal to own your premises? Are you considering purchasing a property to rent out to another business or as a residential let? If the answer’s yes to any of the above, you could be in the market for a commercial mortgage. But what is a commercial mortgage and how do they work?

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    How to get a credit card for a new business

    2020-12-16T08:00:32Z

    Business credit cards are available for organisations of any shape or size—including new companies. If you’re a sole trader, run a small business or have recently set up a new one, you might be eligible for a business credit card . Before we run through some of the business ...

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    Starling’s approach to responsible banking

    2020-10-20T20:26:00Z

    At Starling, we’re on a mission to change banking for good. That means building a banking app that makes money management easier. And it also means being a responsible business that does the right thing.

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    How to communicate with your customers as lockdown measures are eased

    2020-08-20T11:01:39Z

    By Funding Options As the UK’s coronavirus lockdown measures are eased, some businesses are looking to reopen either fully or partially over the coming weeks, while others will remain closed. During this period of limbo, customers – as well as businesses – require clarity. To ease back into a version ...

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    Four documents every freelancer needs to file their taxes

    2020-05-29T12:40:17Z

    The decision to become a freelancer is one that many people in the US come too. The idea of working for yourself and not being tied down to just one organisation is a liberating thought and can make for an exciting and varied career.

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    Private equity investments hit record €94bn, a 10% increase

    2020-05-18T15:50:30Z

    Private equity and venture capital fundraising hit €109 billion, up 6% in 2019, and the highest total over a decade, according to new data from Invest Europe. In parallel, the total equity amount invested in European companies increased 10% year-on-year to €94 billion in 2019, the highest level on investment ...

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    Superdry ramps up robotics in Burton DC with Hikrobot

    2020-05-18T11:58:58Z

    In the first application for Hikrobot in the UK, global fashion brand, Superdry, is leveraging the flexibility of intelligent mini-robot carriers to transform order picking and put-away at its UK hub – just part of a phased roll-out of goods-to-person robotics that will boost productivity across its international network of ...

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    For every pound of equity investment made in the UK during Q1 2020, 70p of it went to London-based companies

    2020-05-18T10:29:31Z

    In the first edition of the High-Growth in London report, published back by Beauhurst in March of 2019, they noted the extent to which 'London-based companies dominate the UK?s high-growth scene'. Back then, 30% of ambitious UK companies had grown in the Capital, and had collectively secured 54% of all ...

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    Managing cashflow during times of crisis

    2020-05-04T10:00:04Z

    This past month since the pandemic has hit our shores our world as we know it has been turned upside down. 

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    Starling Bank is here for you: An update on our coronavirus support

    2020-04-29T16:02:40Z

    We’re here to support our customers with their finances during the coronavirus emergency. Our support includes: Connected shopping card for people who are self-isolating Personal account customers can request a second card connected to their Starling account to help them if they are relying on friends, neighbours and community ...

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    COVID-19 advice for entrepreneurs: summary of financial, tax and accounting measures

    2020-04-17T17:37:50Z

    In next week's Fresh Business Thinking webinar, haysmacintyre will be providing entrepreneurs with an overview of the government initiatives available during COVID-19. They will share their experiences from working with companies applying for CBILs as well as examples of where furloughing has worked well as a solution and where it ...

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    5 things you need to know about IR35

    2020-04-16T11:58:29Z

    by Donna Torres, director of small business at Xero UK If you run your own business, are self-employed or are a freelancer, then you will likely have heard of IR35. It is a piece of legislation that allows HMRC to collect additional payment where a contractor is an employee ...

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    Action may be required now - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Grant

    2020-04-09T10:25:19Z

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is going live on the HMRC portal on 20th April. We caught up with Lucy Cohen, co-founder of Mazuma, the UK's leading Online Accountants for small and micro businesses to find out what that means businesses need to do to be prepared: Lucy writes that: ...

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    Starling Bank releases new spare debit card option to help those self-isolating

    2020-04-08T16:47:09Z

    Starling Bank is introducing the Connected card, a second card that customers can connect to their existing account and give to anyone they trust to pay for groceries and other essential items on their behalf. The Connected card has been designed to help personal account customers who are self-isolating during ...