Amazon and Enterprise Nation launch small business accelerator

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 30, 2020 1:46:35 PM

Amazon, together with Enterprise Nation have launched a new online service to provide startups and small businesses across the UK with business support.

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Road map for rolling out Making Tax Digital

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 30, 2020 1:33:21 PM

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses have been required to use the Making Tax Digital service for:

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Has covid-19 changed the lending landscape for SMEs?

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 30, 2020 1:18:36 PM

Prior to covid-19, many SMEs were reluctant to take on debt and those that did tended to have a negative experience on lending processes, according to research carried out by Deloitte. SMEs often struggled to access the finance they needed to grow, with barriers such as lack of awareness and reluctance to give up control having an impact.

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Government considering online sales tax

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 30, 2020 10:48:27 AM

Following concerns over the collapse of the high street, the chancellor is considering introducing a tax on goods sold online.

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Good news for landlords – are you taking advantage of the stamp duty holiday?

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 30, 2020 8:47:52 AM

On Wednesday 8th July 2020, Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a stamp duty holiday for property buyers in England and Northern Ireland, effective immediately, until 31 March 2021.

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Have you considered buying a holiday let?

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 30, 2020 8:43:08 AM

With UK staycations set to boom as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, are you considering investing in holiday lets or expanding your existing portfolio?

Staycations have been on the increase for the past few years. Heatwaves, Brexit, the weak pound, overseas terrorist attacks and the current climate crisis have all led to more Brits swapping their overseas holiday to one closer to home. Now, with the outbreak of coronavirus, not only is this trend set to continue but it is likely to get a big boost.

This increase in staycations presents property investors with an opportunity, especially as many lenders are offering very competitive, dedicated loans, focused on serving the specific needs of holiday let property investors.

If you are considering investing in holiday lettings, we have a panel of lenders who specialise in commercial holiday let mortgages. We can help you find the finance solution that is right for your needs.

Get in touch to find out more.

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Could merchant card finance be an option for your business?

Posted by Emily Eaton on Jul 23, 2020 9:11:20 AM

Merchant card finance (MCF) or a merchant cash advance is one of the most innovative funding solutions available for small businesses and SMEs in the UK. This finance option is relatively new and is designed to help businesses whose income fluctuates throughout the year.   It has become particularly popular with the leisure and hospitality industries, whose business can be seasonal.

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Topics: Business Finance, merchant card finance

Is it time to borrow against existing assets or utilise cash?

Posted by Mark Chandler on Jul 20, 2020 5:36:59 PM

Financially, the Covid-19 Crisis is being billed as the worst recession in living memory and, in truth, the financial element is still to hit. So what do we do? As in all financial crises there are winners and losers. The government has waived stamp duty on purchases below £500k to stimulate the market but, in times of uncertainty, will that be enough to stop a fall in asset values?

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Topics: Asset Finance, Commercial Property Finance, Business Finance

Leicestershire businesses to receive £750k

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 20, 2020 5:13:43 PM

A new fund has been launched to help businesses in Leicestershire recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: Covid-19

Ensure you don’t fall into the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud trap

Posted by Emma Robison on Jul 1, 2020 9:26:27 AM

According to recent research, many employers may be committing acts of fraud in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  If you are an employer who has furloughed staff, ensure that you understand and adhere to the rules or you could risk charges and penalties.

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Topics: Covid-19

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