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Chancellor’s “mini budget” – what does it mean for businesses?

On Friday, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng made his first fiscal statement since taking office. In his so-called “mini budget”, Kwarteng announced £50bn in tax cuts and outlined the ways in which the government plans to boost economic growth. So, in light of Friday’s announcement, what can businesses expect?

25 Sept 2022


Agricultural businesses: are you ready for the Westmorland Show and UK Dairy Day?

Agricultural shows provide farm-based company owners with opportunities to network, learn and grow their business. Find out more about some of the benefits of attending these shows, and take the opportunity to get a few upcoming event dates in the diary!

5 Sept 2022

Liz Truss

Liz Truss elected new Tory leader. Here are 5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister.

The former Foreign Secretary will succeed Boris Johnson as Britain's next prime minister after beating Rishi Sunak, it was announced today. Ex-Prime Minister Borris Johnson will leave Downing Street later this week after a three-year premiership overwhelmingly defined by the failure of his government to handle the Covid-19 pandemic. Below we'll discuss the possible implications for business the new PM might bring as she steps into office.

5 Sept 2022

RLS extension

Government Announces Recovery Loan Scheme Extension

The Recovery Loan Scheme was introduced by the government to help SMEs recover and grow as the UK began its economic recovery after COVID-19.  On 20 July 2022, the Government announced the latest iteration of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), set to run for 2 years from 1 August 2022.

24 Aug 2022

How can small businesses be the top seed at Wimbledon?

Game Set and Match: How can small businesses be the top seed at Wimbledon?

More than a billion viewers take action across 200 nations – providing a platform for UK businesses to market their business. It's clear that just like the FA Cup Final that occurred earlier in the summer calendar of sporting events, Wimbledon is a beacon for businesses. Smaller companies look to Wimbledon for creative ways to build their brand and drive their bottom line.

27 Jun 2022

Five ways business owners can support and celebrate Pride

Five ways business owners can support and celebrate Pride

Pride London will return on Saturday, July 2, after a two-year hiatus due to coronavirus, with a special celebration to mark 50 years since the first UK Gay Pride Rally in 1972. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or ‘Other’) or as an ally, this is a great time to show support for the community by celebrating diversity and highlighting your business as an inclusive space.

17 Jun 2022

Funding options available to business owners in a post-RLS lending landscape

Funding options available to business owners in a post-RLS lending landscape

At this stage in the pandemic, most government support packages put in place to help businesses across the UK protect their cash flow have ended. The final iteration — the Recovery Loan Scheme — officially ends on Thursday, June 30, 2022. However, the majority of accredited lenders have already reached their allocation of RLS funding, meaning they’re no longer taking applications.

16 Jun 2022

Craft beers and ales for national beer day

National Beer Day 15th of June

National Beer Day Britain takes place on the 15th of June, established in 2015 by Jane Peyton (founder of the School of Booze). Introduced by the Dutch in the latter half of the fourteenth century, beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the United Kingdom.

15 Jun 2022

MTD card

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital?

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital? Make sure you’re up to date with the new MTD rules beginning April 1, 2022.

30 Mar 2022


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