Month: December 2019

SME Health Check shows positive signs in the third-quarter of 2019

23 Dec 2019

The latest small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) Health Check Index has shown recovery from the second quarter of 2019, with business confidence increasing.

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Government confirms business rates Retail Discount extension

20 Dec 2019

High street businesses have been given a new lifeline after the business rates Retail Discount extension was reintroduced to Parliament this week.

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December 2019 Newswire

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Businesses urge Government to negotiate post Brexit trade deals

19 Dec 2019

Businesses are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to begin negotiations on the terms of the UK’s future relationships with the European Union (EU) after Brexit.

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Overspending at Christmas is causing people to get into debt

18 Dec 2019

According to the latest research, 30 per cent of people in the UK get into debt every year due to overspending at Christmas.

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Small Business Saturday generates “almost £1 billion” for local firms

13 Dec 2019

Almost £1 billion is expected to have been spent with small firms last week on Small Business Saturday.

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A quarter of SMEs fear they will go bust within five years

12 Dec 2019

According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust within the next five years.

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Consumers set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas

11 Dec 2019

According to the latest research, British consumers are set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas.

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Late payments are significantly affecting UK SMEs

9 Dec 2019

According to MarketFinance Business Insights, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are experiencing greater delays in receiving payments, with the average length of time doubling from 12 days to 23 days over the past year.

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One in three small business owners “prioritise work-life balance”, study reveals

6 Dec 2019

More than 33 per cent of entrepreneurs see “cutting down work hours” as a major priority, a new study has revealed.

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