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British Fashion Council announces KPMG Enterprise as its latest patron

To mark the start of London Fashion Week 2015, KPMG, the professional services firm, has announced that it has become the latest patron of the British Fashion Council (BFC).
As part of the patronage, KPMG’s Enterprise practice, which works with privately-owned businesses from start-up through every stage of their development and growth, will support the [...]

Payday lending: tougher new rules welcomed by government

UK HM Treasury News Story - 3 October 2013
New payday lending rules put consumers first, explains Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid.

Tough new payday lending rules put forward by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are a clear signal to the payday lending market that they need to get their houses in order, Treasury minister [...]

Access to Finance Stalls UK’s Business Competitiveness Score

Problems with getting access to finance has been cited as one of the main reasons that Britain’s position in the list of ‘best countries to do business in’ has fallen this year.
The World Economic Forum’s annual global competitive index was released recently and it documents how various countries around the world fare in terms of [...]

New Governor of the Bank of England announced

Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mark Carney as Governor of the Bank of England from 1 July 2013. He will succeed Sir Mervyn King.
Welcoming the appointment, the Governor, Sir Mervyn King, said:
I am delighted to welcome Mark Carney as my successor. He represents a new generation of [...]

Would you like to start your own bank?

Over the last few years, the big banks have been taking a bashing from all sides yet have shown little change in their behavior and attitude.The Government is trying to encourage more competition in the banking industry and welcomes more challenger banks.
If we want more banks,  we need people to set them up.  So, how do you set [...]

Aldermore bank, raises £36 million to fund continued support for small businesses

Aldermore, one of Britain’s leading challenger banks and a participant in the government’s National Loan Guarantee Scheme, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised £36 million of new capital.
The investment, (made by funds controlled by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a leading private investment firm), strengthens Aldermore’s position as one of Britain’s most strongly capitalised [...]

Audio Business Podcast - SME tips on how to challenge new business rates

From April 1st business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77% across England and Wales. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process to challenge business rates, is stifling business growth in the UK. The estimated total amount of savings due back to UK businesses from the [...]

Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offers 1,000 places for young people

One thousand young people in the UK with no prior work experience or qualifications are being offered their crucial first career opportunity from today.
Applications are now open for the Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offering 1,000 places for young people to build a career in banking. The first Barclays apprentices to join the £20m programme will start [...]

Do you need cash for your business idea? Dragons Den 2012

Last Year’s Dragons’ Den was record breaking, attracting more viewers than ever before. New Dragon Hilary Devey arrived, arched her shoulder pads and firmly established her place amongst the revered business leaders, and some of Britain’s best entrepreneurs gained the cash they desperately needed to turn their business fortunes around. Now it’s 2012 and [...]

Listing Your Products Online With Amazon

In a competitive and tough business environment a lot of businesses, big and small, are looking to grow their online presence and using multiple e-commerce channels is often a key part of their strategy. One such channel which is becoming an increasingly important driver of incremental sales and brand awareness for many businesses is Amazon [...]

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