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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Investment in technology a 'key driver for small business growth'

Some 85% of small businesses believe that investment in new technology is a key driver for growth, with the average firm spending £3,500 on technology in the last 12 months, latest research suggests. Find out more on our website.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Study reveals 'surge in cyber attacks on small businesses'

Some 87% of small businesses experienced a security breach last year – up by 10% – according to research commissioned by the Government.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Osborne set to extend Funding for Lending Scheme

The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) could be extended as part of Government plans to increase the number of loans made to small and medium-sized businesses, according to latest reports.  Find out more and read the article here.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Revenue issues May Day tax alert

Taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2011/12 self assessment tax return are being urged to do so before 1 May, when additional penalties for late filing will apply.  Find out more and read the full article here.

Friday, 19 April 2013

March freeze hits UK businesses

Some 55% of the UK's small firms have been financially impacted by the recent cold weather, a new study suggests.  Read the article here.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Government launches online toolkit to help start-ups with hiring

An online toolkit designed to help start-up firms take on employees has been launched by the Government. To find out more click here to read the full article on our website.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

'Rights for shares' plans are reinstated

The Government’s plan to introduce a new employee ownership scheme has been reinstated, following its previous rejection by the House of Lords.  Find out more on our website.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

National Minimum Wage to rise from October

The main rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 12p to £6.31 an hour from October, the Government has announced.  Find out more on our website.

Friday, 5 April 2013

'Last chance saloon time' for small firms as RTI looms, warns FPB

Small firms are being urged to ‘act now’ ahead of the implementation of the new Real Time Information (RTI) regime, which will start to take effect from 6 April.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Businesses offered tax relief for managing sickness absence

Employers who pay for measures to help their employees return to work after a period of sickness absence could be entitled to tax relief, following measures announced in the 2013 Budget.  Find out more and read the article here.