Small business

The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses
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Small business

The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses

Here’s your business can tackle repayment demands for emergency Covid bailout loan schemes
14 May 2021
How invoice financing can help your business
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Small business

How invoice financing can help your business

Invoice financing can be a useful alternative to other types of funding in the right circumstances, says David Prosser
4 May 2021
Can your business secure a Restart Grant?
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Small business

Can your business secure a Restart Grant?

Is your business eligible for the Restart Grant, the government-backed scheme that provides funding for firms as they emerge from the Covid-19 lockdow…
30 Apr 2021
Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses
Only Fools and Horses
Small business

Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme will help companies weather the pandemic
16 Apr 2021
The end-of-tax-year to-do list for small businesses
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Small business

The end-of-tax-year to-do list for small businesses

If you run a business, get on top of your paperwork before 2020-2021 draws to a close.
1 Apr 2021
What's behind the collapse of Greensill Capital, and why does it matter?
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What's behind the collapse of Greensill Capital, and why does it matter?

A financial company involved in opaque products that repackaged loans has gone into administration. Is there a bigger systemic risk here?
13 Mar 2021
The IR35 reprieve is over – what freelancers should do now
Small business

The IR35 reprieve is over – what freelancers should do now

The government delayed introducing IR35 tax reforms for freelancers amid the Covid-19 chaos. But they come into effect early next month.
9 Mar 2021
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With the £1bn “Future Fund”, maybe the state can pick winners after all
UK Economy

With the £1bn “Future Fund”, maybe the state can pick winners after all

Through the Future Fund, the UK government now has lots of stakes in small, start-up, high-growth companies. Time will tell whether that was wise, say…
7 Mar 2021
Where to get help taking your business online
Small business

Where to get help taking your business online

The pandemic has brought forward the transition to e-commerce, so businesses need to go digital. David Prosser explains the tools available to help ta…
2 Mar 2021
Brexit: a bumpy beginning for small businesses exporting to the EU
Small business

Brexit: a bumpy beginning for small businesses exporting to the EU

Small businesses trading with the EU have struggled since the Uk officially left the EU at the turn of the year. David Prosser outlines the key proble…
12 Feb 2021
More help for small businesses to deal with customers who pay late
Small business

More help for small businesses to deal with customers who pay late

The latest measures to tackle the problem of customer who don't settle their bills on time bode well for small businesses.
3 Feb 2021
How to make sure your business doesn't lose out in lockdown
Small business

How to make sure your business doesn't lose out in lockdown

Money is still available via government schemes to help small companies cope with the latest Covid restrictions. David Prosser outlines what you can g…
16 Jan 2021
Three women CEOs who prove that diversity is the key to success
Entrepreneurs

Three women CEOs who prove that diversity is the key to success

Tom Saunders looks at how three very different women – Shahrzad Rafati, Trinny Woodall and Anne Boden –  have grown successful businesses.
28 Dec 2020
Reform of IR35 tax rules returns for freelancers
Small business

Reform of IR35 tax rules returns for freelancers

The delayed shake-up of employment law governing freelancers kicks in soon
24 Dec 2020
LRSG: the post-lockdown financial support available to businesses
Small business

LRSG: the post-lockdown financial support available to businesses

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) will help small businesses in the new tiered-restriction regime. David Prosser outlines what's available.
11 Dec 2020
Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike
Small business

Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike

Corporate finance advisers report a surge in inquiries from small business owners keen to sell their companies before a likely increase in capital gai…
11 Dec 2020
How to prepare your business for Brexit
Small business

How to prepare your business for Brexit

Whether we have a Brexit deal or not, new procedures for importers and exporters will apply from 1 January. Get your business ready now.
27 Nov 2020
How to take advantage of the government's extended Job Retention Scheme
Small business

How to take advantage of the government's extended Job Retention Scheme

The government has reactivated its job-protection programme for small firms. David Prosser explains how it works.
13 Nov 2020
What small-business owners need to know about the Job Support Scheme
Small business

What small-business owners need to know about the Job Support Scheme

With the government’s Job Retention Scheme expiring at the end of October, small-business owners need to make sure they know how to get the best out o…
30 Oct 2020
The grants available for small businesses in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas
Small business

The grants available for small businesses in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas

Small businesses in areas of the country officially deemed at higher risk of a rapid spread of Covid-19 may be able to claim extra financial support t…
30 Oct 2020
The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help
Small business

The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a boost to the financial support the state is offering self-employed workers hit by Covid-19, though the latest me…
30 Oct 2020
Last chance to secure a Bounce Back loan for your small business
Small business

Last chance to secure a Bounce Back loan for your small business

The government’s Bounce Back loan scheme will only run for another six weeks. Act now if you need to take advantage of it.
16 Oct 2020