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From industry reports and changes in government legislation, to thought leadership and big brand announcements, Fleximize's

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Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

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Shopify Launches Build a Business VI Contest

Shopify has announced a new "Build a Business VI" contest open to online retailers who are newly established on the eCommerce platform. Find out more here

Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

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Cumbrian Businesses Vow to Help and Grow Stronger

Cumbrian businesses rally to support for each other and the public during the December floods brought by Storm Desmond

ITV to Host Christmas Jumper Day

ITV to Host Christmas Jumper Day

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ITV to Host Christmas Jumper Day

ITV are set to host their annual celebration for Christmas Jumper Day, and SMEs are also looking to do their bit for charity. Find out how to get involved

£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

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£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

£50 million will be made available to help families and businesses to recover from recent floods in Cumbria. Learn more about the money and advice on offer

Bosses Urged to Prepare for National Living Wage

Bosses Urged to Prepare for National Living Wage

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Bosses Urged to Prepare for National Living Wage

On 1 April 2016 the new National Living Wage comes into effect. The government is urging employers to take "4 simple steps" to prepare for the change.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's Advice for Flood-Hit Businesses

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's Advice for Flood-Hit Businesses

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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's Advice for Flood-Hit Businesses

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce's offers crucial guidance is available for businesses affected by Storm Desmond

Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

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Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

The Business Growth Scheme has been scrapped by Government as part of its Spending Review. Read about the reaction from the business community to the news

Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to 2018

Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to 2018

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Funding for Lending Scheme Extended to 2018

An extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme has been confirmed until 2018, but what exactly does this mean for UK SMEs? Fleximize reviews the details

Fintech Firm Tops Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Fintech Firm Tops Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

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Fintech Firm Tops Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Financial technology firms rank highly in 2015 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 – WorldRemit wins top award.

Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

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Santander Seek Out 'Big Ideas'

Santander's Big Idea Competition is looking for bright, young minds who can solve tech issues in finance industry.

Osborne Reveals Autumn 2015 Spending Review

Osborne Reveals Autumn 2015 Spending Review

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Osborne Reveals Autumn 2015 Spending Review

The 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement were delivered to the Commons revealing some significant changes in tactic. Fleximize presents the key points

Reports of SME Lending Extension, Ahead of Autumn Statement

Reports of SME Lending Extension, Ahead of Autumn Statement

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Reports of SME Lending Extension, Ahead of Autumn Statement

Fleximize delves into rumours that the Autumn Statement will include an extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme, and what this would mean for lenders

Understand Your Credit Score to Find Finance, Says US Survey

Understand Your Credit Score to Find Finance, Says US Survey

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Understand Your Credit Score to Find Finance, Says US Survey

American research reveals that SMEs are more likely to secure small business loans if they understand their credit score.

54% of Firms Fear Impact of NLW

54% of Firms Fear Impact of NLW

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54% of Firms Fear Impact of NLW

New survey says 54% employers will feel impact of National Living Wage, starting in April 2016. Businesses to improve efficiency and productivity to cope.

Small Welsh Town Goes Offshore

Small Welsh Town Goes Offshore

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Small Welsh Town Goes Offshore

'Fair Tax Town', Crickhowell in Wales, finds a legal loophole to avoid paying tax in protest of a fairer tax system.

HMRC to Close Nearly 140 Local Offices

HMRC to Close Nearly 140 Local Offices

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HMRC to Close Nearly 140 Local Offices

HMRC has recently announced closures of 137 local sites in the UK to save £100 million. Fleximize explores this part of the government's modernisation plan

40% of Consumers to Christmas Shop on Mobile

40% of Consumers to Christmas Shop on Mobile

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40% of Consumers to Christmas Shop on Mobile

Research from Webloyalty reveals 40% of consumers will shop using mobile this Christmas, and will spend more time shopping online than last year.

£5 Million Cut From SME Overdrafts Each Day

£5 Million Cut From SME Overdrafts Each Day

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£5 Million Cut From SME Overdrafts Each Day

Northern SMEs are being severely impacted by bank cuts to small business overdrafts. Fleximize sheds light on the disproportionate changes to overdrafts

Women Effectively Working for Free Until End of 2015

Women Effectively Working for Free Until End of 2015

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Women Effectively Working for Free Until End of 2015

Women earn 14.3% less than men despite Equal Pay Act 45 years ago. But there are positive signs of change at senior level.

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

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Seedrs Takes Equity Crowdfunding to US

Seedrs is about to launch equity crowdfunding in the USA following a change in law allowing American investors to back companies they believe in.