SME retailers anticipating summer sales boost

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the retail sector are anticipating strong sales over the course of the summer, spurred on largely by this year’s unusually strong British sunshine, a new report reveals.

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Are you a “stressed” out parent? Make sure you’re making full use of the tax-free childcare allowance

Parents have been reminded to make use of the £2,000 tax-free childcare allowance over the summer holidays to help with the cost of care.

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‘Poor workplace culture’ is costing SMEs thousands of pounds, study suggests

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are losing thousands of pounds in potential output due to poor workplace culture, a new study suggests.

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Almost half of SME bosses still ‘unaware’ of MTD

Almost half (41 per cent) of small business decision-makers are ‘unaware’ of Making Tax Digital (MTD), new research reveals.

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Government consults on construction supplies VAT reverse charge scheme

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) may introduce a VAT reverse charge for supplies of construction services to businesses from October 2019.

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Card payments now ‘more popular’ than cash in UK, study suggests

The number of debit card payments made in the UK overtook the use of cash in 2017, a new report has revealed.

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Inflation remains at one-year low

UK inflation remained at a one-year low of 2.4 per cent in May, despite many economists predicting a rise to 2.6 per cent following a surge in the cost of global oil prices.

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Government unveils new ‘start-up’ visa

The Government has revealed details of a new ‘start-up’ visa, aimed at getting entrepreneurs into Britain faster.

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SMEs urged to improve productivity

A new study suggests that ‘poor company culture’ is costing the UK economy billions of pounds every single year – and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to do more to motivate their staff and boost productivity.

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One in ten SMEs have spent more than £50,000 recovering from a cyber attack

A worrying new report has revealed the true costs small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can face if they fall victim to cybercrime.

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