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

Learn the basics of financial management

Poor financial management is costing Britain’s small businesses £1.5 billion a year, thanks to a lack of basic financial know-how.

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Interest payments delayed on SME accounts

Gordon Brown’s plans to make high street banks pay interest on small business current accounts have been delayed for six months.

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Guide to giving credit

A new guide on how to run credit checks has been published by the Better Payment Practice Group (BPPG) to help reduce one of small businesses’ particular headaches, late payments.

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Government investment grooming for small firms

New projects were announced last week by the Government to provide access to "high quality management and financial expertise" for small businesses with high-growth potential.

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Small businesses condemn National Insurance rises

Small business groups have expressed concerns about Gordon Brown’s plans to increase National Insurance Contributions (NICs) outlined by the Chancellor in the Budget.

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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.

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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.

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Larger companies lag behind in payment performance stakes

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

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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.

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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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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?