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The living wage is more than worthwhile, but people need affordable credit, too

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Keep on top of costs in 2016 by being meticulous with your supplier selection

With the start to the New Year everyone is conscious of their budgets. Being aware of the cost is the first step in being meticulous with your supplier selection.

How proposed changes to VAT could affect digital companies

VAT changes: Do you know what it means for you?

EU rules around digital services have long been a source of disquiet: so how is a government reacting to the changes brought in on 1 January 2015?

The world is getting smaller, so SMEs need to start getting smarter about international payments

SMEs are exposed to international exchange markets earlier than ever before: so are they ready for the challenges this brings?

How SMEs can manage the Christmas Crunch 

Christmas Crunch: Are you prepared for extra costs?

Christmas can be an expensive time for small businesses for various reasons: so can you anticipate and reduce the season's financial impact?

Why aren’t SMEs taking advantage of R&D tax breaks?

There are numerous ways in which SMEs can claim financial incentive rewards for R&D investments: so why are so few doing so and how can we increase awareness?

Sole trade budgeting tips to avoid debt

As a sole trader, keeping an eye on your finances can sometimes prove tricky - particularly when you're already snowed under with the day-to-day running of your business.

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