Interest rate hike just around the corner

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has hinted that an interest rate rise could be just around the corner.

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Mid-sized businesses to benefit from new HMRC service

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a brand new service for mid-size businesses, which it claims will help growing firms that are eyeing up expansion.

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Businesses urged to prioritise new £1 coin as co-circulation period ends

In just over two weeks, the old £1 coin will lose its status as legal tender, meaning shops and businesses will no longer be obliged to accept it.

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Creative sector outperforms others in higher growth and employment

According to the latest Bazalgette review, the creative sector is a leading UK industry in terms of higher growth and employment, bringing in over £87.5 billion for the UK economy.

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SMEs enjoying export growth and success, study finds

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that export activity is on the rise among UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Number of EU nationals applying for jobs in the UK falls “significantly”

The number of EU workers seeking employment in the UK has “plummeted”, according to new figures.

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SME growth hindered by poor time management, study finds

A new study suggests that poor time management is the biggest barrier to business growth, with company owners and decision makers failing to set aside enough time to focus purely on their business.

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Tax perk crackdown for wealthy investors predicted

Popular investment schemes, including Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS), which benefit wealthy investors by offering generous tax breaks, could be subject to new restrictions.

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Rise in number of businesses claiming R&D tax credits

New statistics from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) suggest that an ever-increasing number of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are taking advantage of Research and Development (R&D) tax credits.

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SME health hits 18-month high

A new business tracker suggests that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) performed at their highest level in 18 months during the second quarter (Q2) of 2017.

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