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

news pages provide valuable insight into current affairs and the latest happenings in the business world. Focusing on matters pertinent to small and medium-sized enterprises, both across the UK and internationally, we deliver news for managers, leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs and employees of SMEs.

£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

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£50 Million Flood Fund Launched

Families and businesses to get money to help recovery from local authorities.

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

Government announces end of GrowthAccelerator and Manufacturing Advisory Service.

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

Funding for Lending Scheme will now run to 2018, but what does it mean to SMEs in reality?

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

An at-a-glance summary of the key points for SMEs from the 2015 Spending Review.

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

Rumours that the Autumn Statement may include an extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme.

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

Tax authority's 137 local sites to be replaced with 13 regional centres to save £100 million.

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 cuts to small business overdrafts by banks

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.

10 Million Get Ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week

10 Million Get Ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week

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10 Million Get Ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Take part in world’s biggest celebration of entrepreneurship - Global Entrepreneurship Week​ - November 16-22. Check out events online and around the UK.

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

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Santander Launches Fintech Startup Challenge

Santander launches worldwide DL Challenge to support innovation in fintech and banking technology.

Business Leaders to 'Decode' the Future at Business Technology Event

Business Leaders to 'Decode' the Future at Business Technology Event

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Business Leaders to 'Decode' the Future at Business Technology Event

Microsoft conference on 10 and 11 November 2015 offers inspiration, information, debate and dedicated small business sessions