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Fraud impacts more than half of UK businesses

The majority of businesses in the UK feel confident in their anti-fraud measures

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Moorfields appointed receivers over residential and commercial properties

Property specialists Simon Thomas and Arron Kendall of Moorfields have been appointed joint administrators over a range of property portfolios.

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Businesses lack a digital transformation strategy

The majority of business owners say they have a desire to embrace digital technologies in order to transform their businesses, according to a new survey.

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Succession planning grows in importance for older business owners

Elderly small business owners have been warned of the need to safeguard their financial future by adequately preparing for retirement.

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UK lagging behind in digital innovation and productivity

UK businesses might be falling behind other global counterparts when it comes to digital innovation, as they are failing to invest in the necessary skills, a new report has claimed.

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Small businesses need to streamline accounts payable processes

The majority of organisations still use manual data entry processes to manage their finance functions, according to new research.

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Small business exports could be doubled, claims FSB

Just over one in five businesses in the UK has exported regularly in the past few years, while a similar proportion are open to the concept, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Brits want to start businesses but lack finance

More than one million Britons want to start their own business according to a new study, but there are many barriers getting in their way.

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SMEs need greater understanding of employment regulations

A lack of expertise regarding HR in small businesses could be placing firms at risk, according to new research from Jobandtalent.

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Are small business owners devoting too much time to their work?

The vast majority of small business owners are not prepared to delegate certain tasks to their staff, instead attempting to shoulder the burden themselves.

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Government to review UK insolvency rules

Following a consultation period from late May until early July, the Government is now set to review the current corporate insolvency framework in the UK.

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Care home group casualty as Moorfields appointed

Continued strain in the healthcare sector has taken its toll on yet another care home group in the Midlands.

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Six in ten SMEs have no regular access to IT security experts

A skills gap in security experts within IT could be putting businesses at risk, according to a new report.

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Majority of small business owners struggle with at least one aspect of business

Nearly two thirds of small business owners say they initially struggled with at least one area of their fledgling business, according to a new report.

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More than a third of SMES lose productivity due to late payments

Small business owners in the UK spend 10% of the average working day chasing down payments, a new study has found. This is disrupting cashflow and having an adverse effect on productivity.

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Will the Brexit tractor plough down forlorn farmers?

Britain has voted to leave the EU, perhaps making one of the most audacious economic and political decisions in years. But how does Britain’s independence affect the agriculture industry.

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More than half of small businesses not ready for auto-enrolment

More than half of small businesses are worried they will not be ready to implement an auto-enrolment workplace pension scheme in time to meet the fast-approaching deadlines, a new study claims.

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New study says UK is still a great place for business despite Brexit fears

Nearly three quarters of British firms say the UK remains a great place to start and grow a business, according to a new survey.

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SMEs believe they could go out of business if they don’t adapt to new technology

More than a third of UK SMEs believe they are in danger of going out of business if they don’t adapt to new digital strategies and technologies, according to a new report.

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Small business confidence was at a 4-year low before the referendum

Small business confidence was already low before the EU referendum took place, a new survey reports.

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Podcast: What will Brexit mean for UK businesses?

What will Brexit mean for UK businesses?

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More than 20,000 UK micro-businesses generate turnovers of more than £1 million

There are now more than two million micro-businesses in the UK and more than 20,000 of them generate turnover in excess of £1 million, according to a new report.

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Bank branch closures linked to dramatic fall in small business lending

The closure of hundreds of local bank branches over the past three years has had a dramatic effect on lending to small business in the affected areas, according to a new study.

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Energy market reforms heralded as big win for smaller businesses

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has finished its investigation into the UK energy market and has published details of a wide range of reforms aimed at modernising the market for domestic and micro-business customers.

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FSB puts forward small businesses’ case for EU negotiations

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has outlined what it sees as key priorities when it comes to negotiating the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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