Creative solutions to raise finance as interest rates remain high

The current high interest environment can pose expensive challenges for businesses using traditional financing methods. Bank loans still make sense for some companies; however, there are plenty of alternative finance options. Being open to innovation and thinking creatively can help businesses access funding while minimising the impact of high interest rates in their financial endeavours. […]

Calls for wage restraint amid record growth

Earnings growth hit 7.3 per cent in the three months to May – the joint highest level on record. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), public sector wages rose 5.8 per cent in the three months to May while earnings in the finance and business services sector leapt by 9 per cent. In […]

Online hub launched to help limited company directors

A one-stop information portal has been set up to help directors make crucial business decisions. The director information hub was launched by the Insolvency Service, providing advice and support regarding statutory obligations and potential financial pitfalls. Who is it aimed at? The hub hosts guidance and information on a range of business themes and is […]

Alcohol Duty system overhaul

Drinkers face paying more for their glass of Chardonnay when a freeze on alcohol duty is lifted at the start of next month. From August 1, every pint in every pub and restaurant will be subject to less tax, but at the same time the current hold on alcohol duty comes to an end. Drink […]

Rip-off fuel retailers to be monitored as Government responds to overcharging

Motorists are being put in the driving seat to find the best fuel prices after a watchdog found many were being overcharged at the pumps. A new fuel price reporting scheme will allow consumers to compare prices in real time in any area of the UK, as the Government changes the law, forcing retailers to […]