FILE PHOTO: The logo of Barclays bank is seen at its office in the Canary Wharf business district of London April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays will host more than 100 clinics for small business customers in March to help them to prepare for Britain’s exit from the European Union at the end of that month, the bank said on Tuesday. The lender said about 1,500 of its staff will talk in its branches to businesses attending the events about managing their cashflow, exporting goods, supply chain management and other issues as the March 29 Brexit deadline approaches. Barclays said it will invite about 5,000 business customers to attend the events in the next few weeks. While Britain’s banks have so far reported few signs of businesses being unable to repay loans or otherwise struggling as Brexit looms, in recent weeks some have said uncertainty over access to European markets is stifling decision making. Barclays rival Royal Bank … [Read more...] about Barclays launches more than 100 Brexit ‘clinics’ for small businesses
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Brought to you by Call 0800 975 0088 to book a test drive While there was some good financial news, the Government’s credentials on encouraging more environmentally-friendly roads are looking less convincing Despite the otherwise trying times, the Budget was not all bad news for the UK’s small businesses, with a few welcome breaks for a sector that forms the backbone of the economy. Meeting the rents Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 and below can look forward to seeing their bill cut by up to a third over the next two years. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, says this will save up to £8,000 a year for up to 90pc of independent retailers. Meanwhile, the personal tax allowance will be raised to £12,500 for basic-rate taxpayers and £50,000 for higher-rate taxpayers in 2019, a year earlier than planned. Renewed efforts on high streets The £675m of co-funding for councils should invigorate high streets by converting commercial … [Read more...] about What does this year’s Budget mean for small business?
The sixth Small Business Saturday UK will be taking place in the county this weekend, highlighting the contribution that smaller firms make to the Lincolnshire and wider UK economy. Small Business Saturday is a great way to underscore the range and diversity of the country’s SMEs which make up 99.9 per cent of all private firms in the UK, says LincolnshireFederation of Small Businesses.Small businesses have a combined annual turnover of £2 trillion and also employ 16.3 million people, emphasising the huge contribution that they make to our economy, says the FSB.Last year customers spent £743m with UK small businesses on Small Business Saturday, an increase of 4.3 per cent on 2016 spending.The campaign crucially is not just about the retail sector, but all areas of business, up and down supply chains. So you are asked to support our smaller firms for Small Business Saturday 2018.Any organisations engaged in promotional activity for Small Business Saturday are asked to … [Read more...] about Back Lincolnshire businesses for Small Business Saturday UK
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.30 By Leman Zeynalova – Trend: Gas is an efficient low-cost solution for quick decarbonization in all areas, said Eurogas commenting on European Commission’s strategic long-term vision to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050 “A Clean Planet for All”. “The European Commission’s strategic long-term vision to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050 “A Clean Planet for All” is a good opportunity to decide on solutions allowing swift progress on implementing the Paris Agreement. Gas is part of these solutions as it enables deep and immediate decarbonization,” said a message from Eurogas. “Gas fuels are necessary in all seven strategic areas identified by the European Commission. As recognized in the Vision, higher ambition towards 2050 increases the opportunities for early emissions cuts. Gas provides such opportunities: it is an efficient low-cost solution for quick decarbonization in all areas - … [Read more...] about Eurogas: Gas is efficient low-cost solution for quick decarbonization in all areas
The DeKalb County Small Business Resource Network is hosting a free resource fair for small businesses or those interested in starting a small business in DeKalb County. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. The fair will showcase business-to-business services offered throughout DeKalb County and will feature three breakout sessions led by local experts addressing key topics of interest. Exhibitors invited to attend include financial institutions, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, municipalities, higher education, private small business consultants, and partner organizations such as Fox Valley SCORE, Waubonsee Community College’s IL Small Business Development Center, Kishwaukee College Workforce & Community Education, Northern Illinois University and more. The event schedule is as follows: 4 to 7 p.m. - Resource Fair open 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - … [Read more...] about Fair offers help for small businesses