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Budget 2021: What it means for SMEs

On March 3 2021, Rishi Sunak detailed the contents of his Budget in the House of Commons, including an additional £65bn of measures to help businesses mitigate the impact of COVID-19. So, what can SMEs expect in the coming months?

Mar 4, 2021

Funding Options in at position 223 of the FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2021

The Financial Times today released their fifth annual list of Europe’s Top 1000 fastest growing companies. And, we’re delighted to have made the 2021 list with the FT1000 ranking Funding Options in at number 223.

Mar 2, 2021

HMRC's new VAT deferral payment scheme now open for registrations

HMRC have opened its new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme for registration as of 23rd February 2021.

Feb 25, 2021

UK Government unveils SME Brexit support fund

On 11 February, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund. The scheme is designed to help businesses overcome the challenges posed by changes to trade rules within the EU.

Feb 16, 2021

Funding Options and Cooper Parry form strategic alliance to support SME growth

Rebels of accountancy’ firm Cooper Parry partners with business finance marketplace Funding Options to provide flexible business capital to ambitious scale-ups and established SMEs.

Nov 2, 2020

Funding Options signs the 'FinTech for All Charter'

In March 2020, Funding Options made a commitment to work towards gender equality in the workplace by signing the Women in Finance Charter. In a bid to further our goal for fairness in our business, we’re proud to announce that we’ve also joined the FinTech For All Charter.

Oct 23, 2020

What can UK businesses do to prepare for Brexit?

New rules for companies are set to come into force at the end of 2020, which is when the Brexit transition period ends. The Government is warning that the clock is ticking when it comes to getting ready for a no-deal scenario and business leaders are being told not to “get caught out”. Here's what businesses can do to prepare.

Oct 23, 2020

What is the UK business community thinking right now?

Levels of uncertainty and disruption remain sky high in the UK, with figures released by the Office of National Statistics revealing that UK employment fell by the largest amount in over a decade between April and June.

Aug 11, 2020

Adapt to Survive – how businesses have pivoted to stay afloat during COVID-19

The challenge of the coronavirus pandemic should not be underestimated. UK job losses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown and the changing economic climate have reached 650,000 in Mid-July – and that’s before the winding up of the furlough scheme in October when employers will have to contribute to the wages of their furloughed staff.

Aug 6, 2020

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