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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

Thank you for shopping local

8 obstacles that keep you from getting a small business loan

There comes a time – or even a few – when additional funding is required in many businesses’ lifecycles. However, there are a few factors that can stand in the way. Let’s look at the main obstacles to funding and how businesses can overcome them.

21 Aug 2022

Go up and never stop

8 hacks for building business credit

Your business credit profile is indicative of your business's financial health. It's a reflection of how well your business meets its financial obligations. It can determine whether you can afford to meet repayments and what interest rate you'll pay. Here are 8 hacks to help you build a positive business credit file.

16 Aug 2022

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What capital allowances can you claim for your business?

As a business owner, you can claim capital allowances for assets you buy and use in your business. These assets are called 'plant and machinery' and cover a range of equipment, machines and business vehicles. Capital allowances enable you to deduct part or all of the item's value from your profits before tax. Here's what to expect.

14 Aug 2022


Funding Options Celebrates International Youth Day

With interest rates rising, a possible recession on the horizon and the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic still being felt, SMEs need to start looking forward and investing in future generations to survive the coming years.

11 Aug 2022

Cash machine

8 things to consider when choosing a bank for your small business

Having a business bank account will help you to keep your business and personal transactions separate. If you run a limited company or incorporated company, you usually won’t be allowed to use a personal account in place of a business one. Finding a business bank that suits your business’ needs and plans is important, but it’s not always easy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things for you to consider.

9 Aug 2022

What are the benefits of business energy audits?
Business Energy

What are the benefits of business energy audits?

With the cost of energy at an all-time high and an accelerating drive to net zero, it's never been more crucial for businesses to understand their energy consumption. One of the best ways to map your business' energy consumption is by conducting an energy audit. Let's take a look at how the process works and its benefits.

8 Aug 2022


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