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The news section on Small Business UK allows you to keep up to date with the latest news, economic trends and regulatory developments affecting new and established UK small businesses.

What could the General Election 2024 mean for small businesses?

The UK General Election is happening on July 4, 2024. What do small business owners and professionals want to see from the next government?

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UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

A diary of upcoming events of interest for UK SMEs and small business owners. We have listed out each event or exhibition, telling you what each one is about and also where and when all the events are.

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Employees to be given flexible working rights from first day

The new legislation gives employees the right to ask for flexible working from day one and shortens the employer's response time

Advice

List of small business associations and networking groups

Business associations and networks offer SME owners and entrepreneurs useful resources to help them grow their companies.

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Spring Budget 2024 – what’s in it for small businesses?

Here are the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2024 announcements that affect small businesses, including a rise in the VAT threshold and another NI cut for the self-employed

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Record number of new companies launched in 2023

NatWest and Beauhurst’s New Startup Index reports a record 900,000 companies were started in 2023, up 12% on 2022

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Business exporting drops to 8-year low

The proportion of firms actively exporting goods and services has fallen to a 31 per cent low, according to the latest industry data

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HMRC to limit helpline in run-up to tax return deadline

HMRC has announced that it will be restricting access to its helpline at a critical time for many small business owners

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Business exporting drops to 8-year low

The proportion of firms actively exporting goods and services has fallen to a 31 per cent low, according to the latest industry data

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HMRC to limit helpline in run-up to tax return deadline

HMRC has announced that it will be restricting access to its helpline at a critical time for many small business owners

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UKEF reveals extra support for SME exporters

SME exporters will have fast-track access to finance products along with potentially greater access to markets in India

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More firms closing down than starting up

More businesses are closing down than starting up for the first time in over a decade, with transport and storage firms being worst hit.

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Autumn Statement 2023 for small businesses

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announces packages of tax cuts for small businesses, including national insurance, freezing business rates for retail, leisure and hospitality and making the tax break for business investment permanent

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Who won at the British Business Awards 2023?

Serial entrepreneur Oli Barrett hosted the British Business Awards 2023, held at the British Museum in London. Read on to discover who won

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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