Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud rising

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLs) which has been described as a ‘giant bonfire’ of taxpayers’ money by a senior banker, has seen fraud investigations rise by more than 50 per cent in some areas.

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Claim up to 50 per cent off business software under new Help to Grow scheme

Small and medium-sized firms could get a discount of up to 50 per cent on the costs of business software under the new Help to Grow scheme, it has been revealed.

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Six out of 10 firms to employ more staff

Sixty per cent of small businesses (SMEs) are planning to recruit more staff over the coming months as we emerge from lockdown.

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New guide to “help tackle the toxic issue of late payments”

Major business bodies have this week launched a new supply chain guide in an attempt to address the worsening late payment crisis.

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SME leaders optimistic towards post-Covid recovery time

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) leaders are optimistic about post-Covid-19 recovery time, suggesting it will take an average of 12 months for their businesses to make up for the lost revenue.

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Small firms see strongest upturn in just over four years

Increasing customer demand and the easing of lockdown restriction produced a rebound in small business activity across nearly all parts of the UK in March, as COVID-19 restrictions eased at the end of the first quarter.

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Small business confidence rises to positive territory for first time since 2018 as non-essential retail reopens

Small business confidence has risen to its highest level since autumn 2014, a major study has revealed.

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New help offered to SMEs

New initiatives to help SMEs get back on their feet have been launched, with a ‘shop small’ campaign and a new banking service.

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Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications following “biggest change to agricultural policy in half a century”

Farming and agricultural businesses can now apply for 2021 payments under the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), it has been announced.

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Businesses are missing out on ‘significant’ revenue due to unclaimed VAT

UK businesses are losing 12 per cent of their revenue because they are failing to reclaim VAT, the latest research has revealed.

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UK economy ‘set for rebound’ after increase in business and consumer confidence

The UK is set for rebound after business and consumer confidence rose to levels on par with those seen prior to the coronavirus pandemic in February 2020, according to the latest research.

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IR35 – Everything you need to know

With new rules and regulators set to be introduced around off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, for the private sector in April 2021, many people are still unaware of their legal obligations.

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Everything you need to know about the VAT Reverse Charge for the construction sector

The last year has been challenging for many businesses, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has majorly impact the construction industry. But it is important to keep on top of future plans, particularly with the delayed VAT reverse charge

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Budget 2021: what you need to know about the Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme will help businesses restart and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has announced.

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Government Start Up Loans attributed to rapid rise in new companies

The number of new businesses registered at Companies House grew significantly during the final six months of 2020, the latest statistics have revealed.

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