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Could conquering China be the key for UK SMEs?

China could become the world’s largest economy in the not-too-distant future and it could represent a fantastic opportunity for many UK SMEs to expand their boundaries.

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Idea to fine late payers unanimously backed by SMEs

SMEs rely on finance to fund their business and this is precisely why they want something done to cover the £30.2billion that they are collectively owed.

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Blockbuster administrators announce further details on store closures

Joint Administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly of Moorfields Corporate Recovery LLP have issued the following statement:

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A quarter of SMEs turning to personal finance to rid debt and sustain business

A quarter of SME directors have used personal finance to support their businesses, according to recent research.

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Key things to consider when looking to turn around the fortunes of a business?

If a business is struggling, one of the most important steps to take is to identify how it reached that situation in the first place, as this holds the key to any restructuring policy.

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One in three SMEs failed to get desired finance in 2013

Approximately one third of SMEs in Europe failed to get the complete financing package that they had planned for during 2013, according to a recent survey.

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Why construction SMEs need an understanding of the finances available to them

Access to finance is important for job growth and business expansion and this is especially true in the construction industry.

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How exporting is changing the face of SMEs across the globe

Following Export Week, it is clear to see that many SMEs see overseas investment as being the key to future growth as the level of sales to foreign countries continue to increase.

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Important things to remember when calculating a capital gains tax bill

According to recent research, almost two-thirds (63%) of SME owners plan to pass on their business to a member of their family once they hit retirement, while almost half (48%) would pass their business on to their offspring.

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The initial steps to considering a pre-pack administration agreement

Pre pack insolvency is a procedure whereby a restructuring plan is agreed prior to a company declaring its insolvency.

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Blockbuster administrators issue full details of store closures and redundancies

Moorfields Corporate Recovery LLP has today issued further details of store closures and redundancies following the announcement made on 14 November.

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Most common building regulations that are forgotten

Building regulations are a vital part of any building project and a failure to take them into account can result in massive losses for the businesses and people involved.

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Are financial concerns holding SMEs back?

Despite the onset of a recovery from the depths of a recession, it appears that many SMEs are still concerned about their financial plight.

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Property Views Winter Edition 2013

A newsletter for lenders and professionals exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the distressed real estate sector.

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Embracing digital technology is central to future of SMEs

Businesses need to innovate and take advantage of the digital technologies that are available to them if they want to be successful on a global scale.

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How business restructuring can improve efficiency

Financial hardship can strike at any time following an unexpected event or dip in market activity, but it is important that companies respond to such situations.

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Key differences between receivership and administration

Insolvency is by no means a simple process and many different terminologies only add to the confusion associated with it.

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Could SMEs fear of debt and economy be preventing growth

SMEs are reluctant to borrow through fears of building up debt and concerns about the economy rather than because they can struggle to get access to finance, according to new data.

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Leading restructuring and insolvency experts Moorfields Corporate Recovery appointed Administrators over Blockbuster

Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly of leading restructuring and insolvency firm, Moorfields Corporate Recovery LLP, have today [11 November 2013] been appointed joint administrators of TS Operations Limited t/a Blockbuster.

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SMEs still lacking understanding of available finance

Plenty has been done by the government to tackle finance issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises, but there is still scope for improvement according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

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Moorfields Corporate Recovery appoints new Partner to strengthen Specialist Service lines

Moorfields Corporate Recovery announce the appointment of Nick O’Reilly as Partner, at their London Office.

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Alternatives to Company Liquidations – what are my options?

When a company is experiencing financial difficulties and hardship, it does not necessarily have to result in liquidation.

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Auto-enrolment still a concern for many smaller SMEs

The government announced that it was launching pension Auto-Enrolment over a year ago. However, it seems there is still a critical lack of understanding and preparation in place.

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SMEs seeking alternative finance methods to traditional bank loans

SMEs are turning to alternative forms of finance, according to the latest research which has showed that banks are slipping down in Google rankings.

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How will SMEs benefit from innovative new multi-channel platform?

SMEs are set to benefit from a new campaign that promises access to widespread information that can help bring about business success.

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Is there a need for increased innovation amongst UK companies?

Innovation is a key driver for businesses all across the world and it seems as though more needs to be done in the UK.

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