Economics

Insight on how economic factors can impact your business

Economic factors outside our control can sometimes have an impact on business. In this section we look at how fiscal activity affects business, the implications of government policy, and how you can prepare your business and understand your market, as well as the wider business environment.

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

— Read More — Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Which European Cities Are UK SMEs Relocating To?

Matthew Pitt of Wilbury Stratton shares his knowledge on why a record number of UK businesses are relocating to Europe in the lead up to Brexit

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

— Read More — What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

What to Expect from the Freelance Sector in 2019

David Tattersall of Handpicked Accountants takes an analytical view of how Brexit and the IR35 Private Sector Reform will affect the self-employed in 2019

A Guide to Business Rates

A Guide to Business Rates

— Read More — A Guide to Business Rates

A Guide to Business Rates

Here's everything you need to know about paying business rates bills in the UK, including how business rates are calculated, exemptions, and small business rates relief

SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

— Read More — SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

SME Guide to Bidding for Government Contracts

Public sector contracts can provide lucrative business opportunities for SMEs. But how do you go about applying for one? Here's our guide

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

— Read More — Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

Brexit Uncertainty: Preparing Your Business

With uncertainty around Brexit dominating headlines, here's how to keep your business prepared in the face of the unexpected

What is Fintech?

What is Fintech?

— Read More — What is Fintech?

What is Fintech?

Here's our view of how fintech works and the impact it's having on the landscape of the UK economy

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

— Read More — Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

The new year is the perfect time to regroup and revisit your company's financial practices. Here are four resolutions to keep your business in the green this year

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

— Read More — UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

UK Exports: Why you should start exporting to Asia

With high economic growth and ideal market conditions in the Far East, exporting to Asia has never been easier and, potentially, more lucrative for UK SMEs

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

— Read More — Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

Dissecting the Aftermath of General Election 2017

As parliament takes its summer recess and attention turns to Brexit, how does one make sense of the last three months in UK politics? And what's next?

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

— Read More — The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The New £5 Note and the Future of Cash

The new polymer £5 note was recently introduced by The Bank of England. But what does it mean for money and can it withstand the growth of digital payments?

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

— Read More — EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

EU Referendum: Is Brexit or Bremain Best for Your Business?

With one day left to the EU referendum, we were on hand to help business owners who were still sitting on the fence

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

— Read More — Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Who Likes to Spend Money in the UK?

Gift retailer, Buyagift, reveals research on regional spending habits and what it means for businesses around the UK

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

— Read More — How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

How Deborah Meaden Made Her Fortune

The Dragons' Den businesswoman, Deborah Meaden, may be worth millions, but how did she achieve her high-flying status? Read her story here

The Career of Steve Jobs

The Career of Steve Jobs

— Read More — The Career of Steve Jobs

The Career of Steve Jobs

The story of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career and his mission to revolutionize how we use consumer electronics – from the Apple 1 computer to the iPhone 5

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

— Read More — The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

The Story of Colonel Sanders, KFC Founder

KFC founder, Colonel Sanders, fought hard for success – he triumphed after a lifetime of drama and bad luck. Read about his roller coaster of a career here.

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

— Read More — The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

The Expert's View: Closure of Business Growth Service

Richard Harrison offers a candid view of the implications for providers and SMEs of the Business Growth Service closure, including GrowthAccelerator and MAS

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

— Read More — Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

Terminating an Executive Officer After TARP Funding

What are the consequences for terminating an executive officer in a US firm that has accepted Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) government funding?

Selling Products Globally

Selling Products Globally

— Read More — Selling Products Globally

Selling Products Globally

Are you aware that by selling goods to consumers in Europe – you are governed by the EU distance selling rules for VAT? What are these rules?

What is Supply and Demand?

What is Supply and Demand?

— Read More — What is Supply and Demand?

What is Supply and Demand?

Supply and demand is a key component of understanding your business model, your sector and your customers. Here's you can make the most out of it...

How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

— Read More — How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

How Markets and Trade Relations Affect Business

Learn how changes in business markets and trade relations (as a result of both domestic and international politics) can significantly affect a business.