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Will simplified schemes help your business?

Since the start of the tax year a new scheme has been introduced by HM Revenue & Customs. Designed to make it easier for smaller firms to manage their tax affairs, self-employed individuals or partnerships are able to choose from two new processes, simplified expenses and/or cash basis.

New EU accounting directive too good to be true?

Less information in annual financial statements will be required by smaller companies throughout the European Union (EU) thanks to a new red-tape cutting measure that was adopted in June by the European Parliament.

Banks open doors for UK businesses

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank are launching a Business Week as part of their ongoing support for UK businesses.

Long Mountain Centre set for expansion

The Long Mountain Centre in Westbury, Shropshire is set to double in size following a £190,000 finance package from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Investment package fuels expansion at maternity fashion brand Isabella Oliver

As London-based maternity clothing brand Isabella Oliver celebrates it tenth year, the company is undertaking a significant investment in people, systems and processes to help accelerate growth after securing £1.4 million from Santander's Breakthrough programme.

High street bank fund for Start Up entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who have started a business through the government-funded Start Up Loans Company can now access second-phase funds from the high street bank Santander UK plc,with more banks in the pipeline to follow suit.

From ice cream to I scream as farmer diversifies with bank support

Revellers in Lancashire are in for a fright after a local attraction which specialises in scaring people is expanding with funding from Yorkshire Bank.

Muc-Off sparkles following investment finance

Specialist bike cleaning products business Muc-Off is gearing up for growth after receiving a £1.95 million investment package as part of Santander's Breakthrough programme.

Tractor business cultivating growth with Yorkshire Bank

A leading North West agricultural machinery business which counts Manchester United among its customers is expanding with support from Yorkshire Bank.

London businesses learn how to trade with Middle East

London’s entrepreneurs with overseas vision met with senior representatives from the Ajman Free Zone Authority in the United Arab Emirates, at London Chamber of Commerce this week, to unlock the business opportunities across the Middle East.

£69 million more for Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance

Extra financial support for British entrepreneurs to start a business is now available through Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance.

The need for extra income drives part time entrepreneurs

As wages fail to keep up with household bills Aviva's bi-annual SME Pulse found nearly half (44%) of part time business owners say they run their businesses to supplement existing incomes.

Lending scheme points to positive signs for SME growth

Lending through the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme reached £84 million for the second quarter of 2013.

Cornish pasty maker finds filling to fuel expansion

Bodmin-based Cornish pasty maker, Proper Cornish, is set for expansion with the refurbishment of, and move, to new manufacturing premises in a £3.75 million project, backed by the Cornish Regional Growth Fund and Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Finance bosses get together to boost business

Financial directors from some of the East Midlands’ biggest companies have been exchanging ideas in a bid to boost business.