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Autumn Budget 2022: How does this impact UK businesses?

On 17 November 2022, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his first fiscal statement since taking office. Hunt had already reversed a handful of his predecessor Kwasi Kawrtang’s policies. As predicted, in the Autumn budget he unveiled a series of further tax rises and spending cuts, amounting to approximately £55 billion. So, what does this week’s Autumn Statement mean for businesses and workers?

17 Nov 2022

Rishi Sunak is elected new Tory leader. Here are 5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister
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Rishi Sunak is elected new Tory leader. Here are 5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer will succeed Liz Truss as Britain's next Prime Minister, it was announced today. Below, we'll discuss the possible implications on businesses the new PM might bring as he steps into office.

23 Oct 2022

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Celebrating UK Black-owned businesses in 2022

We love to see startup businesses grow from the initial idea to securing funding. As part of Black History Month 2022, we’re taking a look at some of the successes of Black-owned businesses from across the UK. This year’s UK Black Business Show is taking place on 22 October in London – reserve your tickets today!

3 Oct 2022

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Chancellor’s “mini budget” – what does it mean for businesses?

On Friday, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng made his first fiscal statement since taking office. In his so-called “mini budget”, Kwarteng announced £50bn in tax cuts and outlined the ways in which the government plans to boost economic growth. So, in light of Friday’s announcement, what can businesses expect?

25 Sept 2022

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Agricultural businesses: are you ready for the Westmorland Show and UK Dairy Day?

Agricultural shows provide farm-based company owners with opportunities to network, learn and grow their business. Find out more about some of the benefits of attending these shows, and take the opportunity to get a few upcoming event dates in the diary!

5 Sept 2022

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Liz Truss elected new Tory leader. Here are 5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister.

The former Foreign Secretary will succeed Boris Johnson as Britain's next prime minister after beating Rishi Sunak, it was announced today. Ex-Prime Minister Borris Johnson will leave Downing Street later this week after a three-year premiership overwhelmingly defined by the failure of his government to handle the Covid-19 pandemic. Below we'll discuss the possible implications for business the new PM might bring as she steps into office.

5 Sept 2022

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Government Announces Recovery Loan Scheme Extension

The Recovery Loan Scheme was introduced by the government to help SMEs recover and grow as the UK began its economic recovery after COVID-19.  On 20 July 2022, the Government announced the latest iteration of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), set to run for 2 years from 1 August 2022.

24 Aug 2022

How can small businesses be the top seed at Wimbledon?
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Game Set and Match: How can small businesses be the top seed at Wimbledon?

More than a billion viewers take action across 200 nations – providing a platform for UK businesses to market their business. It's clear that just like the FA Cup Final that occurred earlier in the summer calendar of sporting events, Wimbledon is a beacon for businesses. Smaller companies look to Wimbledon for creative ways to build their brand and drive their bottom line.

27 Jun 2022

Five ways business owners can support and celebrate Pride
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Five ways business owners can support and celebrate Pride

Pride London will return on Saturday, July 2, after a two-year hiatus due to coronavirus, with a special celebration to mark 50 years since the first UK Gay Pride Rally in 1972. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or ‘Other’) or as an ally, this is a great time to show support for the community by celebrating diversity and highlighting your business as an inclusive space.

17 Jun 2022

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