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Changes to apprenticeships and the minimum wage

It’s the natural cycle of business to take on a new set of apprentices and hire younger people to fill out the ranks, passing on the tools of the trade to the next generation. But each year the government changes the wages and rights of young people, which will affect the decision on whether to…

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Everything you need to know about this year’s tax changes

The government has lived up to its commitment to raising the lowest amount a person needs to earn before they start paying tax – along with several other important changes to the tax code. We’ve collected all of the information together that may affect anyone who is an independent contractor or owns a small business…

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The New £10 Note is Now in Circulation

The new polymer £10 note has entered circulation in England and Wales, following last year’s £5 note and the recent redesign of the £1 coin. The note has been issued by the Bank of England (BoE) and depicts author Jane Austen on the back. It also includes ‘tactile’ features for the blind and partially-sighted –…

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Pensions Cold Calling Ban

The government has revealed new plans to tackle the problems caused by pension cold-calling operations. A new ban on the practice has been put forward to protect savers from being targeted by unscrupulous pension scammers and companies. In addition to a ban on pensions cold calling, the new legislation will also allow for measures to…

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Financial support for SMEs

New Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) figures show a £435 million decrease, however British Banking Association (BBA) director Irene Graham states that there has been an increase in borrowing by small and medium sized businesses. Although the overall amount borrowed reduced by £435 million in the second quarter of the year lending is at an…

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An Overview of the Small Business Bill

It was revealed during the Queen’s Speech today that the government is introducing a new Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. The bill has been designed to address the needs of small businesses, which the government has previously described as being lifeblood of the British economy. It tackles a range of issues which currently affect UK SMEs,…

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