SMEs need more breathing space, but fear of accumulated debt remains

Business SMEs need more breathing space, but fear of accumulated debt remains

6m Leanna Reeves

SMEs need more breathing space, but fear of accumu...

Quantitative easing and extended government support are vital for SMEs’ survival, but repaying their debt remains a challenge Read More...

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Lack of UK government support is “prolonging the agony”

Coronavirus Lack of UK government support is “prolonging the agony”

6m Leanna Reeves

Lack of UK government support is “prolonging the a...

SMEs remain resilient, but further government support could be crucial Read More...

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How accountants can help SMEs on the road to financial recovery

Practice How accountants can help SMEs on the road to financial recovery

10m Sponsored | Modulr

How accountants can help SMEs on the road to finan...

By Tom Kelly, account director and strategic lead for accountancy, Modulr Read More...

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Budget 2020: Sticking a plaster on businesses

Budget Budget 2020: Sticking a plaster on businesses

1y Leanna Reeves

Budget 2020: Sticking a plaster on businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak promises surge in R&D investment along with a drastic cut in Entrepreneur’s Relief Read More...

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Micro businesses spend 15 hours a week on financial admin

Business Micro businesses spend 15 hours a week on financial admin

1y Paul Hanaphy

Micro businesses spend 15 hours a week on financia...

New report exposes the pressure of financial admin on Britain’s 5.2 million micro businesses, but what can accountants do to ease the pain? Read More...

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SME waiting time for late payments doubles

Business SME waiting time for late payments doubles

1y Jeremy Chan

SME waiting time for late payments doubles

UK SMEs are spending more time waiting for late payments this year, but some sectors suffer more than others. Read More...

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Accountants urged to step up and steer SMEs through turbulent times

Accounting Firms Accountants urged to step up and steer SMEs through turbulent times

1y Jeremy Chan

Accountants urged to step up and steer SMEs throug...

Accountants encouraged to help guide SMEs through ‘the most turbulent time they have ever experienced’. Read More...

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The importance of forecasting for SMEs

Business The importance of forecasting for SMEs

1y Dominic Buch

The importance of forecasting for SMEs

By Dominic Buch, managing partner and co-founder, Caple Read More...

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Digital technologies present opportunities for SMEs

Technology Digital technologies present opportunities for SMEs

1y Jeremy Chan

Digital technologies present opportunities for SME...

Accountants well placed to help educate SMEs of the benefits of digitisation. Read More...

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UK small businesses waste a week chasing late payments

Business UK small businesses waste a week chasing late payments

1y Jeremy Chan

UK small businesses waste a week chasing late paym...

SMEs spend 56.4 million hours looking for overdue payments, most of which is done after hours. Read More...

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Adding value to your practice with alternative finance

Accounting Firms Adding value to your practice with alternative finance

1y Chris Jewers

Adding value to your practice with alternative fin...

“In 2017/18 we started to realise that accountants were looking to bring advisory services into their business, and when the accountants work with the...

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Why are SMEs looking beyond traditional banks for finance?

Business Why are SMEs looking beyond traditional banks for finance?

2y Tom Lemmon

Why are SMEs looking beyond traditional banks for ...

Ricky Shankar, Chairman of Clear Factor, explains how his own experience with banks led to the creation of Clear Factor - a decentralised global invoi...

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First six months of MTD compliance generated £815m for SMEs

HMRC First six months of MTD compliance generated £815m for SMEs

2y Leanna Reeves

First six months of MTD compliance generated £815m...

Report claims that small businesses have benefited from MTD through increased productivity and growth, generating over £815m over six months after its...

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Podcast: Inside Accountancy Episode 2 - Late payments

Business Podcast: Inside Accountancy Episode 2 - Late payments

2y Chris Jewers

Podcast: Inside Accountancy Episode 2 - Late payme...

In Episode 2 of Inside Accountancy, Accountancy Age reporter Chris Jewers discusses the issue of late payments with Dr Louise Beaumont. Read More...

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Payroll: SME employees making pay check errors need accountant's expertise

Personal Tax Payroll: SME employees making pay check errors need accountant's expertise

2y Chris Jewers

Payroll: SME employees making pay check errors nee...

The survey found that the problem was particularly prevalent among employees of smaller businesses, with 77% of SME employees believing, incorrectly, ...

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ICAEW calls for more flexible Apprenticeship Levy

Training & CPD ICAEW calls for more flexible Apprenticeship Levy

2y Chris Jewers

ICAEW calls for more flexible Apprenticeship Levy

The accountancy sector has benefited significantly from apprenticeships, which have helped plug the skills gap and support growth among small practice...

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Small businesses more likely to overpay taxes than be fined

MTD Small businesses more likely to overpay taxes than be fined

2y Chris Jewers

Small businesses more likely to overpay taxes than...

Research commissioned by QuickBooks has found a lack of confidence among business owners when it comes of filing their VAT, with just 1-in-4 (27%) say...

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Rise of integrated SME ‘cockpit’ means accountants must evolve fast

Accounting Firms Rise of integrated SME ‘cockpit’ means accountants must evolve fast

2y Louis Carbonnier, Co-CEO and co-founder at Hokodo

Rise of integrated SME ‘cockpit’ means accountants...

As banking, accountancy and technology collide, SMEs are gaining unprecedented visibility of their finances. Louis Carbonnier, Co-CEO and Co-Founder o...

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Why you don’t need to be a finance wiz to successfully manage your business accounts

Business Why you don’t need to be a finance wiz to successfully manage your business accounts

2y Nic Redfern, Finance director

Why you don’t need to be a finance wiz to successf...

Nic Redfern of Knowyourmoney.co.uk has some advice for small businesses and those that serve them on the best way to manage finances from cashflow to ...

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Poor leadership hits small business while confidence sinks to two year low

Business Poor leadership hits small business while confidence sinks to two year low

2y Tom Lemmon

Poor leadership hits small business while confiden...

A lack of strong leadership, primarily caused by a “soft skills gap”, is preventing SMEs from tackling the myriad of challenges they face, according t...

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A blended approach to lending for SMEs

Business A blended approach to lending for SMEs

2y Dominic Buch

A blended approach to lending for SMEs

Caple's Dominic Buch explains how SMEs without assets to use as security can benefit from a blended approach to funding - fuelling the growth that hel...

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Women in Business survey: SMEs call on government to help with parental leave

People In Business Women in Business survey: SMEs call on government to help with parental leave

2y Tom Lemmon

Women in Business survey: SMEs call on government ...

The cost and resource of maternity and paternity leave is an overwhelming concern for SMEs and the government should be stepping in to help, according...

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Three ways SMEs can get ahead of the competition in times of economic uncertainty

Business Three ways SMEs can get ahead of the competition in times of economic uncertainty

2y Colin O'Flaherty, Vice President and General Manager for Global Commercial Services UK at American Express

Three ways SMEs can get ahead of the competition i...

Colin O'Flaherty of Global Commercial Services UK at American Express details how SMEs can stay ahead of the game in uncertain times Read More...

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Part One: Understanding cyber security in accountancy

Security Part One: Understanding cyber security in accountancy

2y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

Part One: Understanding cyber security in accounta...

Emmy Hawker takes a deep dive into cyberspace, assessing how prepared accountancy firms and practices are for the ever-growing threat of cyber-crime R...

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London employment levels slowed by Brexit?

Brexit & Economy London employment levels slowed by Brexit?

2y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

London employment levels slowed by Brexit?

Morgan McKinley has shared their insights with Accountancy Age Read More...

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What do you sacrifice for your business?

Career What do you sacrifice for your business?

2y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

What do you sacrifice for your business?

Yorkshire Bank’s most recent research has revealed the extent in which UK entrepreneurs risk their own wellbeing in the name of business Read More...

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Holland & Barrett shamed for poor supplier payment practices

Business Holland & Barrett shamed for poor supplier payment practices

2y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

Holland & Barrett shamed for poor supplier payment...

The health food group has been called out for taking an average of 68 days to pay clients Read More...

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