Business management

Scotland election manifestos 2021 – what’s in them for small businesses?

Ahead of the election on May 6, we've rounded up the small business pledges from each of the Scottish political party manifestos

Business management

Wales election manifestos 2021 – what’s in them for small businesses?

Ahead of the elections on May 6, we give you a summary of the pledges being made for small businesses by each political party in Wales


Labour small biz minister: ‘Boris just says whatever pops into his head’

Bill Esterson, shadow small business minister, on Labour’s plans for a US-style Small Business Administration, rebalancing the economy and how the Tories have abandoned small business


Boris Johnson to fund tax cuts by increasing NI contributions

Small business owners and sole traders would fork out for plan to cut income tax for anybody earning over £50,000


SME optimism is falling amid rising political uncertainty

SMEs are less optimistic than a year ago and cite finding skilled staff, red tape and political uncertainty as their biggest barriers to growth, according to research from Albion Capital, the independent investment manager.


Are you comfortable discussing politics at work?

Study reveals nearly three quarters of Brits feel comfortable discussing politics at work and Conservative voters are most happy to do so.


‘Don’t strangle the self-employed’ The IPSE message to political parties

With the 2017 General Election right around the corner, IPSE warns parties to listen to the needs of the self-employed.


Why our politicians need to make small businesses a big priority

Will we eventually get a government that, rhetoric aside, actually 'gets' small businesses? David Cliff explores the issue.

Business management

How to navigate uncertain political situations as a small business owner

With an unexpected general election around the corner, Sean Ofsarnie discusses how to navigate tricky political circumstances when you own a business.

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How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?