EU Late Payment Regulations 2013: At a glance

EU Late Payment Regulations 2013: At a glance

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It’s now over a year since the EU Late Payment Regulations came into force (March 16th 2013, to be precise) yet many businesses and sole traders are still not fully aware of the …

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It’s now over a year since the EU Late Payment Regulations came into force (March 16th 2013, to be precise) yet many businesses and sole traders are still not fully aware of the …

9 out of 10 Brits prefer cash flow

9 out of 10 Brits prefer cash flow

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 Cash flow is an area of focus for more than nine out of ten of British companies in the second half of this year, according to recent research by American Express Global Corporate Payments.…

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 Cash flow is an area of focus for more than nine out of ten of British companies in the second half of this year, according to recent research by American Express Global Corporate Payments.…

SME’s that don’t accept card payments lose a combined £7.5bn a year

SME’s that don’t accept card payments lose a combined £7.5bn a year

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SMEs that are unable to accept card payments lose a combined £7.5 billion each year, according to figures from Barclaycard, following a decade in which the use of plastic has more than doubled …

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SMEs that are unable to accept card payments lose a combined £7.5 billion each year, according to figures from Barclaycard, following a decade in which the use of plastic has more than doubled …

Rent arrears cases double since 2007

Rent arrears cases double since 2007

Rent arrears cases double since 2007
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The number of people encountering problems with rent arrears – and the proportion of all financial difficulties these people represent – have more than doubled since 2007, just before the recession began.

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Rent arrears cases double since 2007
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The number of people encountering problems with rent arrears – and the proportion of all financial difficulties these people represent – have more than doubled since 2007, just before the recession began.

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UKmanufacturers upgrade growth forecast by a third

UKmanufacturers upgrade growth forecast by a third

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UK manufacturers are expecting much greater growth in 2014 than was the case earlier in the year, according to figures from manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

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UK manufacturers are expecting much greater growth in 2014 than was the case earlier in the year, according to figures from manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

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Access to finance ‘not a priority’ for 9 in 10 SMEs

Access to finance ‘not a priority’ for 9 in 10 SMEs

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Just one in ten UK SMEs consider their ability to access finance to be a priority in their plans to achieve growth in the coming months, according to standards organisation BSI.

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Access to finance not a priority for SME's
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Just one in ten UK SMEs consider their ability to access finance to be a priority in their plans to achieve growth in the coming months, according to standards organisation BSI.

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Funding for Lending to SMEs drops £700m in Q1

Funding for Lending to SMEs drops £700m in Q1

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Data from the Bank of England shows a £700 million fall in finance allocated to small and medium-sized businesses under the Funding for Lending scheme in the first quarter of

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Data from the Bank of England shows a £700 million fall in finance allocated to small and medium-sized businesses under the Funding for Lending scheme in the first quarter of

Auto-enrolment time bomb is ticking

Auto-enrolment time bomb is ticking

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If you are an employer who has not yet made the necessary arrangements for the introduction of auto-enrolled workplace pensions, you could be set to become the victim of a time bomb that …

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If you are an employer who has not yet made the necessary arrangements for the introduction of auto-enrolled workplace pensions, you could be set to become the victim of a time bomb that …

120 days for Mars to pay, says FPB

120 days for Mars to pay, says FPB

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The Forum of Private Business has raised concerns about the payment practices of the confectionery giant Mars, which is reportedly enforcing payment terms of up to 120 days on some suppliers.…

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The Forum of Private Business has raised concerns about the payment practices of the confectionery giant Mars, which is reportedly enforcing payment terms of up to 120 days on some suppliers.…

Six ways SMEs can stand out

Six ways SMEs can stand out

 

Six ways SMEs can stand out
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Audit, tax and advisory services specialists Mazars have published a report assessing the performance of SMEs across the EU in the past five years, and looking at the ways to stand out from

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Six ways SMEs can stand out
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Audit, tax and advisory services specialists Mazars have published a report assessing the performance of SMEs across the EU in the past five years, and looking at the ways to stand out from