SME Finance Charter to “increase small business access to finance”

The new SME Finance Charter will ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to finance, it has been revealed. The Charter, launched this week, has been signed by top business banks and associations including the British Business Bank, UK Finance, HSBC, Lloyds and Santander. Under the commitment, members have pledged to support SME customers beyond Brexit proceedings by launching new sources of finance and Read more…

Our Top VAT Tips

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a tax ‘newbie’, VAT can cause headaches for business owners. From VAT schemes and registration to Making Tax Digital and exempted goods and services, VAT can cause even the most experienced entrepreneur to slip up from time to time. So, what’s the deal with VAT? In this blog, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we hear from Read more…

Businesses taking extra cash-flow measures ahead of Brexit

According to the latest research, small business owners are increasing the amount of cash they’re holding in current accounts ahead of Brexit. The Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) surveyed 500 companies whose turnovers ranged from below £500,000 to £100 million. The research found that since the announcement of the UK’s plan to leave the European Union (EU), business owners have increased the amount of money in Read more…