Tag Archives: SME

We’re working hard to get more financial support for SMEs

Support for SME

We are deeply concerned about the plight of the smaller businesses across the UK including the c. 3m self-employed directors of limited companies, who are not eligible for the government’s existing grants, and have therefore been excluded from the financial support measures during COVID-19. self-employed director And this is one […]

The 5 key things business owners should do in January

checklist for businesses

It’s been almost a year since the first lockdown and arguably, as business owners we are all getting used to pivoting, working remotely and restrictions being placed on all aspects of our lives. But that doesn’t make it easier and it can be overwhelming to keep on top of the […]

Smaller businesses less likely to make staff redundant

Graham Purvis

Our latest research has found that over the coming 12 months less smaller businesses – those with a turnover of under £250K – are expecting to make staff redundant compared to those with a higher turnover of over £1M.   The research, which was carried out across the UK in […]

Advice for North East small businesses – should I go to a Limited Company?

limited company

A lot of people ask if they should incorporate – (start to trade through a ‘limited company’ rather than a sole trade or partnership). I can’t stress enough the importance and value you will have from a proper consultation with a qualified accountant or tax specialist to make sure everything […]

The TTIP of the iceberg

The future of the UK’s SMEs could be threatened if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is introduced. That’s the warning from Graham Purvis, at Newcastle-based Robson Laidler who goes on to argue that TTIP will have a huge impact on UK companies. “TTIP would bring benefits to big […]