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Small businesses complain of ‘cost-of-working crisis’

Research was conducted among 510 SME business owners and decision makers in June.

Why SMEs should prioritise outsourcing their cyber security

In order to keep digital data safe, now is the time for businesses to move towards a leaner operating model, advises cyber security expert Rahul Tyagi.


Glasgow named best city for a small business to be based

Glasgow scored high on a short average commute as well as the growth of small businesses in recent years.

Bank boss warns inflation pressures may stay until the end of 2023

The Bank of England said there are worries that energy prices may stay high for longer, while wage rises in the UK could become broad-based.

Too many people live in expensive, unsuitable, poor quality homes – report

The Lords Built Environment Committee said action is needed to remove the barriers for housebuilders, particularly for SMEs.

How small businesses can attract staff in the war for talent

With over 1 million job vacancies across the UK, small businesses need to be flexible and sell their company vision in order to attract new staff and grow their business


Sustainable practices? Now they’re good business sense

The key to impactful environmental change begins with SMEs, finds John Arlidge


Chancellor urged to use Budget to help Scots facing ‘real cost of living crisis’

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes wrote to Rishi Sunak ahead of Wednesday’s Budget statement.

Three-year green savings bonds launched by NS&I

Savers aged 16 or over can take out the bonds, which pay a fixed annual rate of 0.65% over a three-year term.

Now’s the time for London’s entrepreneurs to level up

From Brexit to going digital and navigating the post-pandemic world — small businesses have never had more to think about. Our SME XPO is here to help, reports John Arlidge


Small businesses thrown under the bus by dividend tax hike

A narrow increase in dividend tax is a cheap political move that will disproportionately hurt small business owners


‘More public contracts would be awarded to British firms under Labour’

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves said huge taxpayer contracts are going overseas instead of to British companies.

New services to meet people’s cash needs on way, says FCA boss

Shared branches, cashback and deposit points could become commonplace in some areas, Sheldon Mills said.
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Can I qualify for Rishi Sunak’s “super deduction” Budget tax break?

If you thought the generous new tax break was just for big businesses and not SMEs, think again