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Interviews, reflections and commentary on key issues affecting small and micro businesses.
Autumn Statement: short-term gain, medium-term loss
- 22 Nov 2023
The Autumn Statement included several measures that are welcome news for businesses, but the medium-term outlook looks less positive.
How SMEs should optimise their cash savings
- 21 Nov 2023
Enterprises have too much spare cash sitting in low- or no-interest accounts, according to a new report. What other options could help SME owners make the most of their reserves?
The pros and cons of using credit cards for cash flow
- 15 Nov 2023
As a new report shows that plastic is proving increasingly popular among UK SME business owners, we highlight the benefits it can unlock – and the pitfalls to avoid.
ICAEW calls for action to boost UK’s productivity and resilience
- 06 Nov 2023
In a letter to the Chancellor, ICAEW recommends the introduction of incentives to support sustainable business growth and long-term funding streams for local councils, as well as tax simplification and action to improve HMRC service standards.
How does UK small business reporting compare with China?
- 01 Nov 2023
The first paper delivered through ICAEW’s Research Fellowship in China is a study of small business reporting.
ICAEW member insights: October 2023
- 27 Oct 2023
Business confidence reduced in Q3 due to economic challenges, regulation and construction delays. Interest rates and finance issues were also causes for concern raised by members.
You’ve been hacked: should you pay ransomware attackers?
- 26 Oct 2023
In part two of our short series on what to do if you’ve been hacked, we look at whether you should pay up if you are the victim of a ransomware attack.
SMEs must wise up to cyber security risks
- 05 Oct 2023
Cyber security awareness month: cyber security has dropped down the priority list for small businesses during the cost-of-living crisis, but it would be a mistake to assume that smaller organisations aren’t at risk.
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