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Small businesses urged to cash in with simpler accounting

Small businesses are being urged to consider a scheme that allows them to be taxed on money that flows in and out of their business, rather than using full accounting rules.

New Year, new start: UK SMEs look forward to 2014

Whilst many SMEs are entering 2014 with renewed optimism and enthusiasm for running their business, they also recognise the need to take extra steps to keep their business healthy in the first six months of 2014, according to research from Aviva.

More small businesses benefiting as lending scheme hits 3 year high

Small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly able to secure bank loans supported by a government-backed scheme.

Why is getting payroll right so important?

It’s not hard to imagine the reverberating consequences of getting payroll wrong. Employees will start to hear alarm bells or will question the professionalism of the company.

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.