SMEs missing out on benefits of cloud software, study suggests - 22 August 2017

The vast majority of the UK’s 5.4 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on the benefits of cloud software due to a lack of understanding and awareness of modern technology, a new study suggests.

Research reveals true impact of cyber-attacks on SMEs - 21 August 2017

A new study suggests that almost a quarter of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been forced to temporarily cease their operations as a result of a cyber-attack.

Card is king, according to a new study - 18 August 2017

Around half of customers would walk away from a business if cash was the only payment option, a new study has revealed.

Businesses bogged down by misconceptions of R&D tax relief - 17 August 2017

A new study suggests that British small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not fully understand Research and Development (R&D) tax relief – and that many could be missing out as a result of their own misconceptions.

Start-up insurance should be considered as “essential from day one”, says study - 16 August 2017

Just four in 10 businesses operate with insurance in their first three years of trading, a new study has revealed.

eBay business sellers face 20 per cent VAT fees - 15 August 2017

Following changes to eBay’s corporate structure, thousands of traders on the platform are now required to pay 20 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on all fees incurred.

Almost one million taxpayers wrongly pursued by HMRC over late tax returns - 14 August 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has come under fire from MPs and tax and accounting bodies, after news emerged that almost one million innocent taxpayers had been wrongly pursued over late tax returns – with many even being hit with

Less than three per cent of SMEs financed through bank referral scheme - 11 August 2017

Less than three per cent of SMEs referred to ‘alternative’ lenders through the bank referral scheme have obtained finance, the Treasury has revealed.

SMEs urged to explore mobile marketing opportunities - 10 August 2017

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to explore digital and mobile marketing opportunities in order to remain competitive with larger firms and established brands in the digital age, a new study has found.

Changes to SRA rules will help solicitors to ‘switch’ between regulators - 9 August 2017

Proposed changes to Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) rules will make it easier for law firms to ‘switch’ between approved regulators, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said. The SRA has announced plans to overhaul existing rules in a bid to