Financial advice from the experts

  • SME Grant Contest Launched

    10 March 2016 News
    The FedEx Small Business Grant is offering small, for-profit businesses with fewer than 100 employees which have been running for two years or more the chance to win up to £20,000 to invest in their global future
  • Minimum Wage Change: What’s Does It Mean For Indies?

    24 April 2015 News
    Wages have always been a hot topic – with a natural divide between the views of employees and employees ever-present – and as of October 2015, the National Minimum Wage is increasing from £6.50 per hour to £6.70
  • Heart Distribution’s Growth Scheme Benefits Producers

    06 May 2014 News
    The scheme, launched last September, offers loans to businesses to aid their development
  • Farm Shop Receives £20,000 Grant

    15 April 2014 News
    Hockley Farm Shop is expanding thanks to the awarding of a grant from Hampshire Country Council
  • Heart Distribution Launches Producer Growth Scheme

    30 September 2013 News
    Early September saw the launch of The Heart Distribution Producer Growth Scheme, providing loans to small businesses to aid their growth within the marketplace
  • Funding Available for Yorkshire Food Companies

    23 November 2012 News
    Funding and consultancy is now available for food and drink companies in the Yorkshire and Humber region that want to expand into robotics and automation
  • Government to Scrap Proposed Pasty Tax

    30 May 2012 News
    Chancellor George Osbourne is to reverse the decision to charge 20% VAT on hot takeaway food.
  • Taxing Times

    25 November 2008 Finance
    Are you ready for the tax changes? HMRC answers your VAT questions
  • Keep Your Business On Track

    17 September 2008 Finance
    Independent financial adviser, Smith & Williamson, gives its top tips to keep your shop out of trouble
  • Make Your Business Recession Proof

    14 July 2008 Retail
    "The ‘Recession diet’ is a trading down across the whole market and applies to all products and people," explains Rob Ward, fresh from a five-week trip to America where he saw this new phenomenon in action. "High value lines or services that lack either necessity or…
  • How Will The 10p Tax Scrap Effect You?

    29 April 2008 News
    The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is calling on the Government to rethink its plans to force employers to pay for the loss of the 10p rate of income tax by increasing the National Minimum Wage. The move is likely to compel smaller businesses to put…
  • Calls For 2008 Budget To Lay Off Small Firms And Retailers

    20 February 2008 News
    The chancellor, who will be delivering the first budget since the end of the Gordon Brown era at number 11, has to deal with what is described as one of the most challenging time for the British economy in nearly two decades. But, with rising costs,…
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