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New Companies House reforms to increase protection from criminal activity
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

New Companies House reforms to increase protection from criminal activity

In the last three years, there have been almost 10,000 complaints to Companies House from people concerned about their personal details, with worries including fraud and use of personal details topping the list.

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UK top investment destination in Europe
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

UK top investment destination in Europe

Latest OECD figures confirm UK as the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe.

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FSB and Facebook join forces to help SMEs
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

FSB and Facebook join forces to help SMEs

The two also collaborate on Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative – a space for entrepreneurial women to make valuable connections and share advice.

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FSB urges MEPs to create small business plan for Europe
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

FSB urges MEPs to create small business plan for Europe

In its ‘Small Business Plan for Europe’, FSB is calling on all parties and candidates contesting the European Parliament elections, to deliver a raft of reforms for the SME community.

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Action must be taken before apprenticeships are unaffordable for SMEs
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Action must be taken before apprenticeships are unaffordable for SMEs

Since the introduction of the reforms back in 2017, apprenticeship numbers have remained lower than pre-reform levels.

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Cash withdrawal charge bad for SMEs, says FSB
Sophie Lewis
By: 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’.

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Companies House launches ‘Thumbs-up Dave’ campaign
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Companies House launches ‘Thumbs-up Dave’ campaign

Nearly 50,000 company accounts were filed late during the most recent peak filing periods, between September and December 2018.

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The future of UK coins and notes will be protected
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

The future of UK coins and notes will be protected

At the 2018 Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a Treasury consultation into the future of the current mixture of coins in circulation.

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