This section provides the latest UK News on government initiatives and changes in business strategy and management that create new opportunities for Small businesses.

SMEs miss funding opportunities

Figures from the Federation of Small Businesses indicate that 93% of SMEs are missing out on funding available specifically to them.



Inland Revenue to crack down on small businesses

The Inland Revenue is expected to crack down on small businesses, after an appeal against IR35 in December ruled in its favour.


Larger companies lag behind in payment performance stakes

UK companies are now the second fastest at paying their bills, in Europe.


Entrepreneurs set to benefit from £1.5m ‘matchmaker’ scheme

Cash-strapped entrepreneurs with a good business idea could soon find it easier to find their ideal investment partner following the launch of a new corporate venturing 'match-making' programme by the government.


Free how to guide to credit management

A new guide has been launched that could help small businesses deal with the problem of the late payment of invoices.

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Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

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PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

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Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves