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Small businesses: The fight against financial crime

2020-05-13T10:27:37+01:00May 11th, 2020|UK General|

The growing threat of financial crime was illustrated in 2019 by the publication of the UK’s first Economic Crime Plan. Sponsored by the Home Office, the plan outlines the growing list of threats to UK businesses of all types and sizes. It aims to bring together the various disparate bodies responsible for the detection, prevention, ...

UK Chancellor offers new bounce back loans

2020-04-28T13:08:54+01:00April 28th, 2020|UK General|

The UK government’s initial response to the coronavirus crisis was largely welcomed by business groups. By promising to support businesses through covering 80% of many workers’ salaries as well as introducing a series of loans and grants for companies, Chancellor Rishi Sunak garnered widespread praise for taking swift and decisive action.   However, since then the ...

The effect of vishing on small businesses

2020-03-31T15:15:30+01:00March 27th, 2020|UK General|

The growth of digital tools has allowed thousands of small businesses to scale up at a relatively low cost. The development of cloud-based solutions, in particular, have proved a game-changer for those looking to find new markets without taking on unnecessary costs.  But with that growth has come more vulnerability, as cyber crime continues to threaten ...

Coronavirus: The impact to UK businesses

2020-03-19T16:43:40+01:00March 19th, 2020|UK General|

The coronavirus is beginning to have, at the time of writing, a genuine, significant and growing impact on UK businesses. It’s a fast-moving and dynamic situation that requires almost minute by minute updates, but earlier this week, (March 17) UK chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an unprecedented package of measures designed to support various parts of ...