SMEs are overlooking the importance of planning for Brexit, study finds

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are overlooking the importance of planning for Brexit, as they are too busy dealing with complex issues such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance as well as concerns surrounding cyber security, a survey conducted by Zurich reveals. Read more

Vast majority of SME finance applications successful in H1, study finds

A new study reveals that 85 per cent of finance applications made by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the first half (H1) of 2018 were successful. Read more

Government proposes new laws to help tackle late payment culture

The Government has announced a raft of new measures designed to “support workers, businesses and entrepreneurs”, including new laws which will help tackle late payments. Read more

Late payments prolific across most European supply chains

More than eight in 10 small firms (85 per cent) within European supply chains report persistent late payments, a new study has revealed. Read more

One in four small retail businesses are fearful of Brexit

A quarter (25 per cent) of small UK retail businesses admit they are fearful of Brexit; according to data revealed by YouGov and then analysed by Vend. Read more

SMEs struggling to keep on top of day-to-day costs, study finds

A new study reveals that almost a third (30 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are having to rely on funding in order to keep on top of their day-to-day costs. Read more

Off-payroll working rules present significant problems for private sector, says ICAEW

The new off-payroll working rules are “not sustainable with today’s working practices”, a business body has warned. Read more

HMRC fine record number of employers failing to pay National Minimum Wage

The number of workers identified as having been underpaid was double that in 2016/17, new figures reveal. Read more

What happens if I need to get ready for Making Tax Digital?

Under existing plans, hundreds of thousands of businesses will be expected to be fully compliant with Making Tax Digital (MTD) in just a few months’ time.

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Thomas Coombs congratulates newly qualified Chartered Accountant

The Yorkshire Accountants, Thomas Coombs, are delighted to announce that one of their talented team members has gained accreditation as a Chartered Accountant.

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