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How The Patent Box Can Reduce Your Corporation Tax

How The Patent Box Can Reduce Your Corporation Tax

Posted 1 years ago


What is the Patent Box? Introduced in 2013, the Patent Box is a generous tax incentive designed to encourage innovation in the UK. The scheme is also referred to as the intellectual property box re..

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Only 45% of Eligible Businesses Able to Apply for Bounce Back Loans

Only 45% of Eligible Businesses Able to Apply for Bounce Back Loans

Posted 1 years ago


New research has found that only 45% of businesses eligible under the scheme have been able to successfully apply for a Bounce Back Loan. According to risk assessment experts protecting.co.uk, the l..

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Protecting Your Business With Trade Credit Insurance

Protecting Your Business With Trade Credit Insurance

Posted 1 years ago


Late payments are something that befall most businesses, but what happens if you’re due payment from a company who has already received your goods and does not pay? This is where trade credit ..

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak Expands The Future Fund

Chancellor Rishi Sunak Expands The Future Fund

Posted 1 years ago


In a widely anticipated move, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has expanded the Future Fund to accommodate businesses that contribute significantly to the UK economy, but do not have thei..

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Almost Two-Thirds Of Small Businesses Left Without Payment During Pandemic

Almost Two-Thirds Of Small Businesses Left Without Payment During Pandemic

Posted 1 years ago


Just under two-thirds of small businesses have suffered from late payments during the pandemic, according to a report commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses.  The report highlighte..

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Why Most Small Businesses End Up Failing (And What You Can Do)

Why Most Small Businesses End Up Failing (And What You Can Do)

Posted 1 years ago


There are a number of reasons why a business might fail - every situation is unique. But with 20% of businesses not making it past their first year, and 60% going bust within the first three years a..

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