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Financial Wellness

Could your insurance policy put you out of business?

In a world that is constantly changing it is perhaps unsurprising that 73% of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) recognise that there are new potential risks to their business…

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Fit for Work, value of GIP and focus on event limits will drive change

Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy for Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at the year ahead for group risk and predicts some key changes for 2016.  He says: ‘The real value…

SME employees naïve to risks of careless data disposal

With UK businesses focused on keeping their digital data safe, they appear to have taken their eye off the ball when disposing of physical confidential information, according to a new…

Who are Britain’s most popular tradesmen?

It’s probably not surprising that, when it comes selecting a tradesmen, cost tends to be a major factor for customers. However, everything from the way they dress, to their manners…

Government Strives To Squash Cyber Security Misconceptions

Small and medium-sized companies are still not fully aware of all the implications arising from a cyber attack – a lack of understanding that is putting a third of their…

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SMEs Wary Of Rise In Interest Rates

The possibility of interest rates rising remains a concern for more than two thirds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, according to the Lloyds Bank Business in…

One In Four SMEs Without a Business Plan

One in four small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK decide against implementing a business plan, leaving them in a vulnerable position should the organisation encounter problems. As Talk…

Autumn Statement Looks to Open Doors for SMEs

George Osborne hopes that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be encouraged to develop and diversify after confirming a £1 billion package to aid lending in his Autumn Statement. News…

Opportunities for SMEs: E-Commerce

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of the economy so perhaps it is unsurprising that according to a survey by UPS they have the power to drive e-commerce…

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SMEs Failing To See Benefit Of Funding For Lending Scheme

The most recent figures for the Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) continue to paint a poor picture for smaller firms, with net lending to SMEs down by…