Ancient handwriting discovered - and its a demand for late payment

Recently excavated ancient wooden tablets reveal that the problem of late payments is as old as trade itself. Samantha White, CEO of My Credit Controllers writes

Real time information: making accounting software crucial

Business accounting software has reduced the potential for errors, particularly following the introduction of the Real Time Information (RTI) legislation

Chasing payment – don’t get left behind

Late payment is the long-standing scourge of growing businesses. John Atkinson, managing director at Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, shares a checklist for businesses to get outstanding invoices paid on time, every time

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

Despite low levels of inflation, the cost of living for the UK population continues to rise.

The new national living wage is a step in the right direction, but the cost of living and job security are increasing concerns for the UK workforce

The continuing international effect of China's currency devaluation

What will be in store for the Chinese currency in coming months?

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

Tighten the belt: How are you controlling costs in 2016?

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

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

Global money: Are SMEs prepared for the international market?

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 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?

R&D: Tax breaks are available for SMEs

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.

The importance of managing your foreign exchange exposure to maximise profits

Companies that work with a foreign supplier or who conduct business internationally require the use of a foreign exchange specialist: here Richard de Meo provides his top tips for successfully navigating volatility in the currency markets

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