Small business news - July 2018

Barclays improves lending offer for small firms

Barclays has increased its unsecured lending limit from £50,000 to £100,000 as a result of new research that shows the importance of faster finance for small and medium-sized...

Date: 10 July 2018

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Bumpy road ahead for SMEs says BCC report

Economic conditions remain "sluggish" and the forecast is subdued, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from the British Chambers of Commerce...

Date: 9 July 2018

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Independent contractors speak out on IR35

A survey of 2,000 public and private sector contractors has found there is widespread dissatisfaction about current and proposed IR35 off-payroll tax rules...

Date: 9 July 2018

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Reinvent the high street says Grimsey review

With the decline of bricks and mortar retailing, high streets and town centres need to be transformed into community hubs, according to an independent review...

Date: 4 July 2018