Businesses brush off Brexit fallout

Almost half of Britain’s business owners do not think Brexit will have an impact on their company, according to a new study from delivery service CitySprint. Surprisingly a fifth of those questioned also said they wanted the government to immediately trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will officially start Britain’s exit from the…

Accountants key to business success, say academics

Academics from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and the International Federation of Accountants have found a strong link between a firm having a good relationship with its accountants and its overall performance after examining more than 90 studies. Amongst the studies they examined was Australian research into the relationships between SMEs and their accountants…

Changes afoot at Companies House

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 provides for a range of measures which will affect the information you give to Companies House. A number of the more significant measures in the Act came into effect on 30 June. These include the introduction of confirmation statements, the requirement for information on people with significant…

Brexit: What is next?

On 23 June 2016 the UK public spoke and decided to take the country out of the EU. As the UK begins the process of leaving the EU, many businesses will be wondering what is around the corner. The first thing is that the UK is unlikely to leave the EU within the next two…

SMEs warned to take care when choosing lenders

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is advising SMEs to read the fine print when seeking finance after its number of rejected lenders skyrocketed in the last two years. A growing number of so-called ‘bandwagon’ lenders and ‘flatpack’ finance providers have entered the commercial finance market and are posing a significant threat to…