Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications following “biggest change to agricultural policy in half a century”

Farming and agricultural businesses can now apply for 2021 payments under the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), it has been announced.Continue reading

Businesses are missing out on ‘significant’ revenue due to unclaimed VAT

UK businesses are losing 12 per cent of their revenue because they are failing to reclaim VAT, the latest research has revealed.Continue reading

UK economy ‘set for rebound’ after increase in business and consumer confidence

The UK is set for rebound after business and consumer confidence rose to levels on par with those seen prior to the coronavirus pandemic in February 2020, according to the latest research.Continue reading

Budget 2021: what you need to know about the Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme will help businesses restart and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has announced.Continue reading

Government Start Up Loans attributed to rapid rise in new companies

The number of new businesses registered at Companies House grew significantly during the final six months of 2020, the latest statistics have revealed.Continue reading

Government set to unveil £520 million ‘help to grow’ scheme for small businesses

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is set to announce plans to help the UK’s economic recovery by unveiling a new ‘help to grow’ scheme for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).Continue reading

MPs call for business rates cut in 2021 Budget

A total of 45 MPs in England are calling for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut business rates in England from 50 per cent of the market rent to 35 per cent in the 2021 Budget.Continue reading

Draft legislation implements requirement for “mandatory independent scrutiny” of pre-pack administration sales

New legislation will require independent scrutiny of pre-pack sales where connected parties are involved, it has been announced.Continue reading

Small businesses handed £7.8 billion through local authority grant schemes, figures reveal

More than £7.8 billion in grant funding has been delivered to small businesses through local authority grant schemes, it has been revealed.Continue reading

Businesses to have access to free service to help resolve disputes with banks

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have access to a new independent service to assist in resolving disputes with banks.Continue reading

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