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Financing

The financing channel looks at the different small business funding options available to start-up companies and established SME businesses looking to grow. Read a wealth of guides and tips to help manage your accounts and cash flow better, views on the future of business banking and where to source alternative finance.

Treasury small business loans could be permanent

Treasury in talks with banks about making Government-backed loans to SMEs to help them grow a permanent offer

Small Business Banking

Funding your small business

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now – UPDATED

In need of some funding for your small business? These grants should give you a boost, wherever you're based in the UK.

Accounts & Tax

What happens when your business is subjected to a PAYE audit 

Ercan Demiralay, partner at Wellers, offers his advice on what businesses need to know when the taxman visits to inspect your payroll records

Accounts & Tax

How to reduce the impact of the 1.25% National Insurance rise

Nick Bustin and Dinesh Pancholi explain how to reduce the impact of the National Insurance rise coming in April

Accounts & Tax

Five small business taxes you need to know about

Here, FreeAgent's Emily Coltman presents five small business taxes that you need to know about.

Accounts & Tax

Sunak eyes reining in small business R&D tax credits

Chancellor frustrated at the lack of investment by small businesses, despite offering what he says is one of the most generous tax regimes for R&D investment in the world

Alternative finance

Borrowing money to pay for stock: inventory finance, credit cards, loans and more

We explore the options that are available to help you cover the costs of your stock as well as the pros and cons

Accounts & Tax

IR35: How the controversial tax changes have left self-employment on the ropes

Have last year's IR35 changes been any good for the UK's self-employed? Absolutely not, says Andy Chamberlain, director of policy at IPSE

Alternative finance

Borrowing money to pay for stock: inventory finance, credit cards, loans and more

We explore the options that are available to help you cover the costs of your stock as well as the pros and cons

Accounts & Tax

IR35: How the controversial tax changes have left self-employment on the ropes

Have last year's IR35 changes been any good for the UK's self-employed? Absolutely not, says Andy Chamberlain, director of policy at IPSE

Accounts & Tax

Freelancers could avoid tax because of IR35 loophole

Employers who wrongly classify self-employed as being outside IR35 will have to cover their PAYE and National Insurance, says HMRC, meaning tens of thousands of freelancers could avoid paying any tax at all

Alternative finance

The benefits of invoice finance

Digital technology and open banking are evolving invoice financing, explains Hector Macandrew. Digital entrants are disrupting the market, driving down costs

Small Business Banking

5 benefits of using a business bank account over a personal account

In this article, we take a look at five reasons you should be using a business bank account over a personal account

Government Grants

Councils sitting on £1bn of unspent Covid grants

Local authorities still have £850m worth of Covid grants worth up to £6,000 owing to hospitality pre-Omicron to distribute plus another £350m unspent from previous pandemic financial support

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience

Partner content

Fuel your small business with Uber Eats

This article explains what Uber Eats is and why you should use it for your small business

Partner content

The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

Business management

The role of B2B ecommerce in choosing the right supplier

How Alibaba.com can help you discover new suppliers around the world