Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are one of the most numerous types of business operating in the UK private sector. Read our blog posts for our thoughts on how SMEs can grow their businesses.

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Flat Rate Scheme

Now that the mad rush is over for another year we can all take time to reflect on what has been a successful period.

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Banks Willing to Lend More to Small Firms

According to the BBA (British Banker's Association) banks are ready to lend small businesses cash. It has emerged during a recent campaign by the industry group to promote small business lending trends that the majority of loans are now being approved.

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UK Business Optimism at Record High

Optimism that UK Business is doing the best it has done in over two decades has been bolstered by a new survey by Lloyds. The research has shown that belief has surged over the past few months throughout the UK and in the vast majority of sectors. More studies have highlighted even more growth in the areas of export and investment over the coming year which is a good reason to start feeling good that things are finally improving.

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Small businesses are being encouraged to tighten up their security amid research that revealed that cyber attacks on businesses have increased over the last year.

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Lack of Awareness over Real Time Information

Around a quarter of small businesses are unaware that the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) system is going to dramatically change next April.

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Reduced Rates Scheme Benefits Record Number of Scottish Businesses

89,087 Scottish businesses have benefited from the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) in the past year, according to new Government data.

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Safety and Employment Laws to be Relaxed

The reasons for unfair dismissal are to be relaxed at employment tribunals under proposals announced by business secretary Vince Cable.

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SME Lenders Urged to be Given Tax Breaks

Tax Breaks for private lenders and investors would make it easier for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to gain access to finance, the Forum for Private Business (FPB) has claimed.

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HMRC Research and Development Tax Relief for Small Businesses – Find out more here.

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£100 million Tax Break Planned for Small Firms

Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce a £100 million tax break for entrepreneurs who want to invest in the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

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