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Education

Has the National Insurance Contributions increase been reversed?

On 23 September the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwartang, delivered a mini budget in which he announced a series of fiscal measures for the UK. He stated that the 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) – which came into effect in April – would be reversed on 6 November 2022. The current chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, confirmed in his 17 October statement that the policy to reverse the 1.25% rise in NICs would still go ahead. The dividends tax increase which was also implemented in April will stay in place. So what does the NICs reversal mean for your business?

3 Nov 2022

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A guide to finance for property developers
Education

A guide to finance for property developers

Whether you’re new to property development or are an expert this guide is designed to help you understand some of the different property-orientated finance options out there today.

21 Oct 2022

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How does invoice finance work in the UK?
Education

How does invoice finance work in the UK?

If you have cash tied up in your accounts receivables, invoice finance can allow you to unlock up to 90% of it, providing you with access to the cash you need to trade and grow with confidence. Read on to find out more about this flexible form of business finance.

21 Oct 2022

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Here’s what you need to know about exporting from the UK to the EU
Education

Here’s what you need to know about exporting from the UK to the EU

If you trade internationally, you’ll know how important it is for your goods to move to and from the UK smoothly. But with new export rules in place, it’s easier said than done. In fact, some small business owners say they’ve faced 70-page long customs declarations. To help our customers, we’ve put together some information about exporting to the EU in 2022. This isn’t a definitive guide: for specific information, speak to a specialist.

14 Oct 2022

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Finance for building materials – funding construction projects
Education

Finance for building materials – funding construction projects

Running a successful construction business is no mean feat. Having to pay upfront for materials before you complete the job (and get paid by the client) can prove problematic from a cash flow perspective. Unless you have the ready cash, you might not be able to take on the contract. But construction finance could help.

14 Oct 2022

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What is crowdfunding and how can I benefit from it? Card
Education

What is crowdfunding and how can I benefit from it?

Crowdfunding has become a popular form of funding in recent years. Its origins date back to the 1700s; in 1713, for example, Alexander Pope requested donations to fund his translation of Greek poetry into English. But how does crowdfunding work today? And what are the benefits?

12 Oct 2022

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Funding Options and Greenr partnership
News

Funding Options partners with Greenr to become a climate positive business

We have offset our entire carbon emissions for 2020 and 2021 as well as our employees’ personal carbon footprint, and are now measuring our emissions for 2022.

14 Feb 2022

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Education

What is the standard late fee on an invoice?

Late fees are often included within invoices as a penalty for customers that don’t pay their bills on time. Used by businesses of all sizes, late payment fees are used to encourage customers to pay their invoices on time. This then prevents business owners from needing to resort to short-term loans to pay their bills.

9 Aug 2021

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Covid-19

Recovery Loan Scheme mythbuster – 5 myths debunked

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is the latest iteration of government-supported business lending. In this article, we uncover some of the myths surrounding the RLS and share what we know so far about the scheme.

27 May 2021

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