Small business news - February 2020

Budget must turn SME optimism into real growth

The UK economy saw zero growth in the fourth quarter of 2019; now business groups are calling for a spring Budget that supports the UK's small firms...

Date: 11 February 2020 By:

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Banking app for sole traders launches new tax tool

Countingup, the small business banking and accounting app, has launched a tax estimate tool for calculating income tax, national insurance and corporation tax...

Date: 4 February 2020 By:

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Why SME manufacturers are more upbeat in 2020

A new survey by the CBI has found that manufacturing business owners are more optimistic about their prospects for the first time in years...

Date: 4 February 2020 By:

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UK SMEs stockpile £86 billion of surplus cash

Small and medium-sized firms in the UK have accumulated £86 billion of cash and they are keeping it in current accounts that pay little or no interest...

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

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Most small firms wary of Open Banking

A new survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that business owners are worried about sharing banking data electronically, despite the benefits...

Date: 14 January 2020 By:

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