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84% of businesses plan to apply for funding in 2023 – we find out why

Despite significant ongoing challenges, this year is also set to bring new growth opportunities for businesses. In fact, 84% of businesses who took part in a recent Funding Options survey said they are looking to secure funding in 2023. Find out how different sectors are planning to spend their funding this year, and how you can secure business finance to fund your own plans.

22 Mar 2023

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What does the 2023 Spring Budget mean for businesses?

On 15 March 2023 Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his Spring Budget speech. It is Hunt’s first Spring Budget and second fiscal statement since becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2022. So, what does this year’s Spring Budget mean for UK businesses?

15 Mar 2023

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How to do bookkeeping: for small businesses and the self-employed

So, your business venture is well and truly off the ground and you’re beginning to see an increase in transactions. While it’s important to keep the momentum going, you’ll also need to have a robust bookkeeping system in place. Let’s take a closer look at the ins and outs of bookkeeping, and explore how a combination of bookkeeping and accounting can help your business to thrive.

7 Mar 2023

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5 ways to 'spring clean' your business

With the official start of spring just around the corner (it’s 20 March, in case you’d forgotten), why not start thinking about how you could give your business the spring clean it needs? The longer days and warming weather gives everyone a much needed energy boost: here are some ways you could channel some of this extra drive into refreshing your business.

14 Feb 2023

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A green business strategy for 2023

Now more than ever, consumers want to shop with businesses that take their corporate social and environmental responsibilities seriously. A green business strategy can help the planet, and help you attract and retain customers. Here’s how to make it work.

23 Jan 2023

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Updated Energy Bills Discount Scheme: what does it mean for UK businesses?

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme is coming to an end on 31 March 2023. It is set to be replaced by the Energy Bills Discount Scheme, which was announced on Monday. Here’s how it works.

13 Jan 2023

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Navigating through the macroeconomic landscape: an SME lending perspective

Rising inflation is a growing concern for many business owners across the UK. Planning for business continuity, cash flow management and obtaining business funding are just some of the challenges business owners are facing in the current economic climate. In a recent webinar, our Senior Strategic Partnership Managers, Leon Jayasinghe and Ryan Ciecko hosted a live discussion about how the SME lending market is changing against the backdrop of the economic climate, and what SMEs and their advisors can do to navigate the challenges and improve their chances of securing funding.

10 Jan 2023

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Key tax dates and deadlines for 2023

The beginning of a new calendar year is the perfect time to get organised and plan for the year. To help you get a head start, we’ve collected many of the key tax and financial dates that you, as a business owner, should be aware of in 2023. Keeping track of deadlines can help you to avoid penalties and feel prepared!

4 Jan 2023

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3 ways to invest in your business in 2023

Investing in your business can provide it with the cash flow stimulus it needs to trade and grow confidently. There are various ways to invest in your business, including through debt funding, reinvestment and private equity. The route you choose will depend on your own circumstances and goals. Let’s take a closer look at how your investing in your business could take shape in 2023.

21 Dec 2022

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