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5 things to consider when setting up your business premises

So, you’ve registered your business, have a team behind you and are ready to start selling your products or services. The only thing left to do is to secure a premises. To help you figure out where to look and what type of properties to explore, we’ve put together a handy list of things to think about along the way.

23 Nov 2022

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Alternative business finance options for your clients

Although some of your clients might struggle to get a loan from their business bank, there are a wealth of alternative options to choose from. Some even offer greater flexibility when it comes to guarantees and repayment terms.

18 Nov 2022

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Autumn Budget 2022: How does this impact UK businesses?

On 17 November 2022, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his first fiscal statement since taking office. Hunt had already reversed a handful of his predecessor Kwasi Kawrtang’s policies. As predicted, in the Autumn budget he unveiled a series of further tax rises and spending cuts, amounting to approximately £55 billion. So, what does this week’s Autumn Statement mean for businesses and workers?

17 Nov 2022

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COP27: How do SMEs reach Net Zero?

With COP27 currently being held in Egypt, it's a reminder that net zero targets should still be front of mind despite the other challenges that many businesses face.

16 Nov 2022

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5 strategies to help you recession-proof your business

The UK could face recession until the middle of next year, according to some economists’ predictions. To help support our SME community, we’ve pulled together 5 strategies that can help business owners like you to save money.

11 Nov 2022

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How to complete your Self Assessment tax return

If you’re new to self-employment, the prospect of filling in a self-assessment tax return can seem daunting. The good news is there are lots of supporting documents out there to guide you through the process, and if in doubt, you can always contact HMRC. Here’s how to complete your tax return on time to avoid any late filing fees.

8 Nov 2022

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday checklist for SMEs

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, you’ve probably already prepared your promotions and discounts. But have you missed anything out? To help you fine-tune and maximise your campaigns this year, we’ve pulled together a quick checklist for SMEs. Just in case you need a reminder –⁠ Black Friday falls on Friday 25 November this year, with Cyber Monday following suit on Monday 28 November.

4 Nov 2022

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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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The best real estate loans via property development finance

The property development finance market can feel overwhelming, but knowing some fundamentals can help you to navigate it. At Funding Options, we’re here to help guide you through the funding process – from application to funds released. Here’s what you need to know about property development finance.

24 Oct 2022


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