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Building a bank that puts people before profit

We all know banking is in trouble. Low levels of trust, the failure to serve the poor and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), ignoring or worsening sustainable development, and public bailouts...
Jules Peck
Jules Peck
Posted on: 20.02.18
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Reducing Admin Through Digitisation

What could small to medium enterprises do with an extra 120 days a year? That’s how long the average small business currently spends on admin, preventing them from focusing on the real, valuable work...
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Posted on: 05.02.18
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Managing business taxes

Accountancy software specialist Sage has identified three key areas those managing their own taxes need to address: Self Assessment, VAT and Corporation Tax.
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Posted on: 03.11.17
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Understanding income and expenditure

Sole traders must keep records of their business’s sales and expenses, while limited companies must retain yearly records for six years. As it can be a confusing process, accounting software...
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Posted on: 30.10.17
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Learn how to manage your money before you start your own business

The excitement of becoming an entrepreneur is all well and good until you realise that your business isn’t actually making any money.
Ollie Collard
Ollie Collard
Posted on: 20.10.17
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5 ways to manage your late payments

Over £55bn is owed to UK SMEs in late payments with an average wait of 24 days beyond agreed invoice payment dates. Here's how to stay on top of your late payments.
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Posted on: 17.10.17
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Grants for WoE businesses to incentivise staff to use more sustainable transport

Businesses across the West of England have until the 16th June 2017 to apply for the TravelWest grant which will go towards the cost of incentivising their staff to take up more sustainable forms of...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Posted on: 04.05.17
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How to avoid foreign exchange pitfalls for small and medium sized business

This post highlights the foreign exchange dangers and the best ways to reduce the risk of currency fluctuations when trading globally.
Andre Ofomah
Andre Ofomah
Posted on: 06.04.17
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6 big changes to your business finances this April

A new financial year brings with it a host of changes for businesses, and 2017 is a bumper year in this regard, with April marking the introduction of a range of government measures that will impact...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 06.04.17
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