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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.

6 Aug 2020

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Education

How to improve a bad credit score in 3 easy steps

Most of us are all too aware of the importance of good personal credit when it comes to obtaining finance for mortgages, contracts, and credit cards. For small business owners, establishing business credit can be just as crucial.

31 Jul 2020

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Education

Cash flow lending definition and how it works

Healthy cash flow – the amount of cash and equivalents that flow in and out of a business – is the lifeblood of most SMEs. Yet dealing with cash flow issues as a startup or small business can be challenging and lack of cash is one of the top reasons companies fail.

23 Jul 2020

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Education

What are fast business loans?

In the world of business, things can move at lightning speed and there are times when you might need a bit of extra cash to keep things moving in the right direction. Perhaps you’ve been hit with an unforeseen expense to pay for or maybe you just want to grow your business.

17 Jul 2020

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Education

Top 4 business car hire options

If you need access to a car for business purposes and could do without the inconvenience of legally owning one, business contract hire — commonly referred to as BCH or business car leasing — could be the route to (eh hem) drive down.

15 Jul 2020

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Covid-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals £30bn plan to save UK jobs

On July 8th, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a series of new measures worth £30bn in a bid to prevent mass unemployment as the economy is hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

9 Jul 2020

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Education

A guide to business loans for small businesses

However large or small, every business needs adequate cash flow to operate well. Business loans for small businesses can provide companies with the financial help they need in a flexible format. This article looks at the most common types of small business loans and what they’re typically used for.

3 Jul 2020

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Covid-19

Sunak expands £500m Future Fund for startups

The UK government is expanding the £500m Future Fund for UK firms that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, allowing businesses that have moved their HQs abroad to access the scheme.

30 Jun 2020

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Education

What is a limited company buy-to-let mortgage?

A limited company buy-to-let mortgage is where you purchase a buy-to-let property through a limited company or SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). For a large percentage of property investors, the tax benefits of buying a property through a limited company can be considerable (particularly for higher or additional rate taxpayers).

29 Jun 2020

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