Author: Sophie Lewis

Cash withdrawal charge bad for SMEs, says FSB

ATM withdrawal charges could have a negative impact on SMEs, with the FSB believing ‘Every pound lost to ATM charges is a pound not spent with small businesses’.

HMRC extends deadline for customs training funding

The application deadline has been extended for a government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU exit.

Additional £200 million backing for British business

High-flying firms across the UK will benefit from a further £200 million of government support to ensure that ‘innovative British firms can access the finance they need to grow’.

Pensions dashboard could encourage the self-employed to save for retirement

The FSB believes that easy-to-use pensions dashboards will be a great help for encouraging the self-employed to think seriously about their retirement plans.

Global demand grows for British goods and services

Latest figures show that demand for UK goods and services is growing significantly across the globe.

Lloyds Banking Group to commit £9 million+ to support SME apprenticeships

Small businesses across England will benefit from over £9 million worth of support to recruit and train apprentices by 2022 as part of a new commitment by Lloyds Banking Group.

SMEs positive about Making Tax Digital

From 1st April, Making Tax Digital comes into force for VAT-registered businesses, meaning those with a VAT taxable turnover exceeding £85,000 will need to keep records digitally and submit all future VAT returns using compatible software.

New government support for young entrepreneurs

A new government review backed by The Prince’s Trust aims to provide further support for the UK’s next generation of young entrepreneurs.