Small business news - December 2016

Uplift in SMEs seeking commercial mortgages

In a positive sign for the UK high street, there has been a surge in the number of business mortgage enquiries in the past month. Business mortgage enquiries in October more than

Date: 2 December 2016

Autumn Statement verdict: modest, sober, pragmatic

Chancellor Philip Hammond's first mini-Budget has prioritised spending on infrastructure and innovation over cuts in a bid to boost the UK economy. Business reaction to the Autumn

Date: 25 November 2016

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UK firms focus on innovation as Brexit looms

Most UK firms plan to increase or maintain innovation spending in order to drive business growth as the UK moves towards Brexit, according to new research. A CBI survey of over 8

Date: 25 November 2016

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Start-ups are driving force in UK economy

More than a third of all active enterprises in the UK today are start-ups that were launched in the past three years according to new research. A new report from Virgin StartUp, c

Date: 25 November 2016

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Late payment has "devastating" effect on SMEs

The late payment culture costs the UK economy £2.5bn each year and has put thousands of small firms out of business according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesse

Date: 25 November 2016

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Also in the news this week - 25 November 2016

Shoppers to spend more this Christmas … Consumers are shrugging off worries over Brexit for now and planning to spend a bit more on Christmas this year according to a study by Rub

Date: 25 November 2016