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SME Winter 2014/15 is out now

January 23, 2015

SME Winter 2014/15 is out now

Read the latest digital edition of SME for insights into new tax relief and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

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Latest Features

Big data, small business – the perfect match?

February 02, 2015

Big data, small business – the perfect match?

Data expert Scott Logie explains that opportunities to make a difference with big data aren’t with b...

Pre-election tax tasks for SME owners

January 27, 2015

Pre-election tax tasks for SME owners

Accountant Laurence Field shares 10 tax tasks that business owners should undertake before the gener...

"Apprenticeship funding is not a simple endeavour"

January 20, 2015

"Apprenticeship funding is not a simple endeavour"

Dr. Sam Healy, programme manager of The 5% Club, says investment in the next generation is important...

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March 26, 2015

British SMEs working a 15-month year

British SME leaders are working the equivalent of an extra three months a year, a survey has revealed. Tasks such as ha...

March 25, 2015

IT sector best performing in UK

Information technology was the highest performing sector in the UK, with an annual revenue growth of 350% between 2010 a...

March 24, 2015

More than half of British firms not using interns

More than half of British firms have never used an intern, a YouGov survey has revealed. Businesses in London are more ...

March 24, 2015

Alternative finance increasingly attractive to UK SMEs

More than two-thirds of UK SMEs are open to the idea of using alternative finance to raise capital, rising to 94% among ...

March 20, 2015

The Budget’s impact on business

Following the Budget 2015 announcement made on Wednesday (18th March) SME spoke to KPMG’s head of tax policy Chris Mor...

March 20, 2015

No confidence in prompt payment code

Firms have little confidence in the prompt payment code, claims the Federation of Small Business (FSB). 

March 20, 2015

Haulage firms siphoned more than £4m in tax

A group of men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after stealing millions of pounds worth of VAT.

March 19, 2015

Work hours lost due to faulty web access

Workers lose 38 hours a year due to slow internet access claims research.

March 19, 2015

Missing business rate deadlines due to cost £221m

Companies are set to overpay £221m in business rates as thousands look to miss appeals deadlines.

March 19, 2015

Direct benefit pension schemes hit by budget

A reduction in lifetime allowance could hurt those in defined benefit pension schemes.

March 18, 2015

Tax credits and transport investment benefit SMEs in Budget 2015 report

Investment in transport, tax credits in the creative arts sector and a provisional agreement to give two regions acros...

March 18, 2015

Predictions: Budget 2015

The Budget is always particularly interesting in election year and may throw up a few welcome surprises as the Chancel...

March 16, 2015

What are the nationals saying…Budget 2015

With the budget due to be announced on Wednesday (18th), what are the nationals reporting on?

March 16, 2015

Highstreet closures leading to drop in stores

More high-street shops closed than opened in 2014 leading to a drop in store numbers across high streets in Britain.  ...

March 16, 2015

Smaller broadband companies provide “best” service

Smaller broadband providers have “happier” customers compared to the big three. 

March 13, 2015

Library funding boost to support entrepreneurs

Enterprising libraries will receive £650,000 to help entrepreneurs get started in business as part of the government’s...

March 13, 2015

Employers unveil new industry designed apprenticeships

Hundreds of employers have joined the government’s "Trailblazers" programme to design high quality apprenticeships.

March 13, 2015

Apprenticeships and Politics

Yesterday (12th March) Prime Minister David Cameron was in Lancashire announcing plans to roll out degree-level appren...