Will UK SMEs move to digital banks?

A survey explored the attitudes of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) regarding their banking providers. Many expressed significant frustration with the banking technology currently being offered, and how at the moment this inhibits them from accessing banking services that they require. Read more

Call for SMEs to be ‘exempt’ from business rates

A Senior Conservative MP is calling for radical changes to business rates in a bid to help support struggling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Read more

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

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

UK exports up by 5.2 per cent

New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in recent days reveal that UK exports have increased by 5.2 per cent year-on-year. Read more

Time is running out to prepare for MTD, says accounting regulator

Business owners are wrongly relying on their accountant or tax adviser to help them prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD), a new study has revealed. Read more