Starting a new business can be both exciting and scary; it’s a huge achievement to get a business off the ground but can be difficult to maintain. Every business will face hardships and struggles no matter the size of the organisation, and here we look at some of the toughest challenges for new businesses to […]
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A survey performed by Notonthehighstreet has revealed worrying figures for small British businesses with more than one in five fearing that they will be out of business within twelve months if Christmas sales fall below average this year. Around on in twelve stated that they could be out of business within weeks if sales are […]
Christmas is now upon us, the festive displays are up in the shops, the adverts are coming thick and fast and the first lot of office Christmas parties are already happening. While it is the season of good cheer, it is also the season of high stress for a lot of business owners. The invoices […]
Continued Uncertainty 2019 has not been an easy year for manufacturers. Continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit has dominated, while the US – China trade war has contributed to a worldwide slowdown in the sector. Make UK and the IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reports were published on the same day and both paint the same […]
Do you ever find it difficult to get paid on time? Have you ever put off taking action about a debt because you were unsure how to handle it? Have you ever ended up writing off a bad debt? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then taking action now before these incidences snowball, could help to protect your cash flow and your business.
The UK’s haulage industry is facing some major concerns at the moment with many fearful that the situation may worsen post Brexit. The productivity and competitiveness of the UK economy is dependent upon having an efficient road haulage sector and road infrastructure that works for all users. Everything we eat, drink and wear depends on […]
Tough new rules, first introduced by the Cabinet Office in November 2018, have come into force this month. The new rules mean that all government suppliers must pay 95% of their invoices within 60 days or run the risk of being excluded from the opportunity to bid for lucrative, taxpayer-funded government contracts. Federation of Small […]
There will be a government consultation on strengthening the powers given to the Small Business Commissioner to hold firms to account should larger companies fail to make their payments on time. What these powers would be is not certain, but they could include enforcing binding payment plans or imposing financial penalties on businesses found to have unfair payment practices.
UK firms not ready Figures seen by Newsnight suggest that many UK businesses are woefully unprepared for a no-deal Brexit. In February HMRC launched a scheme aimed at easing imports if the UK left the customs union and single market suddenly. The Transitional Simplified Procedures scheme (TSP) has been designed to help UK businesses import […]