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The first quarter of 2018 has highlighted that high street retail continues to struggle. This year, casualties have included some big names with Maplin and Toys RUs going into administration and...

Fellow pedants may know that the corruption of the word Carillon was used to form the name of the demerged business coming out of Tarmac back in 1999. Hinting as it does at a peal of bells, the...

Whether you are on the side of the cliff edge believers or those who think the UK can glide majestically down the slipway and off into the blue yonder with a tiger in its tank, it’s probably...

It’s no secret that following pressure from the Government to reduce the tax gap, HMRC has turned its tax-collecting attention on SMEs. This is borne out by a recent National Audit Office report...

Since the beginning of April we’ve getting to grips with new legislation which aims to make the insolvency process simpler and more accessible for creditors and to modernise the rules to fit in...

Steve Leeves is a professional freelance writer with over 30 years’ experience in the business finance industry. He reflects on the continuing uncertainty for SMEs.

With the...

‘Alternative Finance’ (Alt-Fi) is a term used to describe non–mainstream funding models that have emerged outside of the traditional financial system following the 2008 crash. The financial impact...

The first thing that surprises people when they meet me is that I’m an Associate Director, probably because I’m only 24 and I don’t look it. The second thing is that my Company is a family...

Businesses feeling the pinch and faced with a jittery bank manager should always seek a second opinion.

Recent news stories concerning the “turnaround” strategies...

The story that won’t go away for at least another two years is attracting some of the old dispatch box matinee idols.

Like me you may have switched on the...

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