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SMEs - Small and medium-sized enterprises

Resources for small and medium-sized businesses.


Small business matters

Investigates the business support that can be met by the business-accountant relationship.

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Small Business Matters

Small Business Matters is a programme of ICAEW research which investigates types of business support.

SME news

Resources for SMEs including the latest government support schemes.


Legal news for business

Resources for SMEs including the latest government support schemes and information on smaller business issues.

Business finance advice scheme

We have been working with the UK Government and other accountancy bodies (ACCA and ICAS) on a service which enables businesses to identify qualified accountants who can provide independent advice on business finance – the Business Finance Advice scheme.

ICAEW support to members on Exporting

The ICAEW is working with UK trade and investment (UKTI) and Uk export finance (formerly ECGD) to promote the benefits of exporting to its members working in smaller businesses and advising them. In association with UKTI it has produced a publication for first time exporters international trade: an accountant’s guide.

Is the future of LEPs any clearer?

The Spending Review on 25 June included the amount that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will receive for 2015/16 and outlined the commitment for the following five years. But it could all change after the 2015 election. For fuller details see the attached summary.

Toolkit to improve credit collections

The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) has launched a new toolkit for collections as part of its online services (icmOS), which includes template letters and a series of interactive tools covering the major areas of credit risk assessment and collections techniques.

New website to find finance

A new website – Business Finance for You - brings into one place a wide range of finance providers across Britain.

Better Business Finance

Impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to grow.

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