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New lending stream for small business announced

Peter Mandelson, the Business Secretary, has recently announced plans for a government-run investment bank that will be used to release badly needed funding for small businesses. Continue reading

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Manufacturing to get a £200 million cash injection

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has announced £200 million to be allocated by the UK Innovation Investment Fund (UKIIF) to manufacturers operating in the life sciences, digital and advanced manufacturing sectors. Continue reading

Experian report drop in business insolvency

Experian, the credit referencing firm, have reported that business insolvencies dropped to their lowest level in January for more than two years. But is this the calm before the storm? Continue reading

Work-from-Home scams target the unemployed

A recent report by the Office of Fair Trading suggests that people out of work are increasingly being targeted by work-from-home scammers asking for money up-front. Continue reading

Funding your small business – keeping the cash flowing

The recession brought with it a multitude of problems for small businesses, the most common being lack of financing for small firms. So how can you obtain badly needed funds for your small business? Continue reading

High-street retailers hit hard

According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) the recent economic recession is not the only factor to have impacted on high-street retailers. Continue reading

UK inflation set to rise over the coming weeks

UK based Small businesses will be concerned to hear that inflation is set to breach the 3% mark within the next few weeks, according to Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England. Continue reading

UK manufacturing growth fuels hope for the future

The UK’s manufacturing industry saw consistent growth over the fourth quarter last year and is expected to continue growing over 2010. Continue reading

Unite rally BA cabin crew to strike

According to latest news from the union, Unite, BA cabin crew are balloting in favour of strikes at the end of February 2010. Continue reading

Bank of England calls an end to Quantitative Easing

Today the Bank of England announced a halt to its quantitative easing (QE) scheme, much to the relief of city analysts, who believe that the rise in inflation is one of the main contributors to the bank’s decision to halt the programme. Continue reading