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Late payments: how should SMEs deal with them?


18 March 2020: with the coronavirus outbreak coming hot on the heels of Brexit and flooding, it is more vital than ever for businesses to put measures in place to deal with the consequences of late payments.

Regional funding: time to show them the money


4 March 2020: regional debt funding is set to help small businesses reach their potential and plug gaps for others when larger lenders won’t say yes. But how does this affect businesses and their accountants? Chris Warmoll reports.

Business growth support simplified


2 March 2020: Rachel Underhill, Business Strategy Manager at ICAEW, explores the new offering from the government to help businesses grow.

Why fast-tracking scientists’ entry to the UK is good for business


11 February 2020: the government’s announcement that there will be a boost for UK science with the offer of unlimited visas to the world's top scientists seems, at first sight, to be tangential to business. But this is why it could be a shot in the arm. Jo Murray reports.

Five reasons your business should take on an apprentice


5 February 2020: Rosalia Wood, ICAEW’s Regional Industrial Strategy Manager, regularly meets company bosses that say their businesses simply cannot source the talent they need to thrive and grow. With a huge skills gap and possible cliff edge in terms of talent retention now we've left the EU, we drastically need to up-skill the population to meet demand.

Supercharge your networking – more than swapping business cards


30 January 2020: we are often told about the importance of networking; it’s all about who you know, right? In the digital age with the ease of a LinkedIn request, how do you build those relationships? Rachel Underhill, ICAEW’s Business Strategy Manager, has some answers.

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