Tag: small businesses



London’s high house prices sees workers leaving the city

London's high house prices sees workers leaving the city
Posted on 20 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

A recent survey released by The Federation of Small Businesses, has revealed that the housing crisis is pushing employees out of the city. This has seen a quarter of small businesses considering relocating their companies. The report also saw that 57%... Read More

Exporting is favoured among small businesses

Exporting is favoured among small businesses
Posted on 14 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Economy

The annual report by UK Export Finance has seen that 77 per cent of the exporters that had benefited from UKEF finance and insurance, were medium size firms and small businesses. It is estimated that there are 7,000 firms in exporter supply chains... Read More

HMRC’s New Proposals Could Affect Small Businesses

HMRCs New Proposals Could Affect Small Businesses
Posted on 14 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

New controversial plans proposed by the government include the requirements for firms to submit quarterly tax updates rather than the annual tax return. This could see an increase in effort, time and costs of operating businesses, especially for SMBs and... Read More

Cyber Insurance could be a Mandatory Requirement for our Businesses

Cyber Insurance could be a Mandatory Requirement for our Businesses
Posted on 3 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

We are now in an era where technology is essential for many businesses. The advancement in technology has seen an increase in cyber-attacks, resulting in a detrimental effect for companies. In a recent report, the Insurance Times confirms that 60% of UK... Read More

Small Businesses in Scotland Feel Uneducated on EU Vote

Small Businesses in Scotland Feel Uneducated on EU Vote
Posted on 26 February, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

According to a survey more than half of small businesses in Scotland feel that they are not well informed when it comes down to the EU referendum. From the results 76% of respondents have decided on how to vote however 20% still may change their... Read More

Small Businesses Could See a Boost By Utilising Technology

Small businesses could see a boost by utilising technology
Posted on 24 February, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

A recent survey of SMBs found that firms could increase their online presence by implementing technology, resulting in saving time and boosting current productivity. One of the reasons for lack of knowledge in technology for small and medium business... Read More

Record-Breaking £23 billion Income Forecast from Business Rates in 2017

record breaking £23 billion income forecast
Posted on 18 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Business rates continue to be the focus of debate in commercial property, as Councils across England have forecast 2017’s income to reach a record-breaking £23.5 billion, despite many small businesses paying no rates at all. The near £400 million... Read More

Small Firms enjoy biggest Boost to Income in 14 Years during 2014

Posted on 6 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Entrepreneurship became one of the buzz words of 2014 in the second half of the year, with more people than ever before launching their own firms due to a combination of an improving economic climate and an increase in the number of incubators launched to... Read More

Small Businesses to benefit from Autumn Statement

Posted on 3 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

It appears that this year’s statement will see the prayers of small businesses answered as the Chancellor intends to deliver a package of funding plans designed to aid SMEs. George Osborne is expected to announce the extension of a number of policies... Read More

The Handmade Burger Company announces Nationwide Expansion plans

Posted on 2 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In the current economic climate, small businesses are often struggling to acquire growth capital from banks which can be used to fund expansion drives. However, this has not proved to be a problem for The Handmade Burger Company, which has secured £400,000... Read More