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A guide to gender pay gap reporting

The rollout of gender pay gap legislation requires organisations with over 250 employees to disclose their pay gap data every year. Smaller companies need to be aware of inequality and how to tackle it.

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How to show the best of your small business to finance providers

Showcasing a business to potential lenders or investors is a skill in itself and getting it right has the potential for huge benefits to an entrepreneur looking to build a business.

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Invoice recovery options for small businesses

Most SMEs depend on an influx of cash to pay staff members, essential bills and generally keep the lights on. If a client fails to pay an invoice, you may face financial difficulties.

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pension contributions for employers and employees

More than one million employers have now automatically enrolled staff into a qualifying workplace pension, the latest figures reveal. More on your statutory pension duties here.

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How small businesses get help covering their tax bill

With the end of the tax year fast approaching business owners are looking for short-term finance to settle their bills. ABF has seen a spike in the number of SMEs looking for help.

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GDPR Data Processing: What you need to know

There has been much written over the last few months of GDPR, some of it is good accurate information and the rest, well, fish and chip paper is probably it’s best use.

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Why a fast website matters for your small business

We’ve all experienced frustration when a website we want to visit takes a long time to load. But a sluggish website isn’t just annoying — for small business owners. In fact, not having a fast website can measurably hurt your earnings.

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The effect on SMES by Brexit

Our latest guest blog from the Forum of Private Business - what does Brexit mean for SMEs?

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Managing late payments for SMEs

Dealing with late payments can be a frustrating task for a busy SME or startup. On top of the various issues faced by small business on a daily basis, chasing payments can be time-consuming and could have a negative impact on cash flow.

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Businesses should be prepared for six drivers of FX volatility in 2018

Uncertainty in the political and economic landscape was the story of 2017 and this unpredictability doesn’t look set to change for the year ahead.

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Automatic enrolment and ongoing duties what employers need to know

Every employer has automatic enrolment duties. They need to assess their staff, put them into a workplace pension scheme if they meet certain criteria, write to them to tell them what they’ve done, and complete and submit a declaration of compliance with The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

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It’s time for businesses to stop blaming poor results on currency movements

For any business importing or exporting, dealing in foreign currencies is an unavoidable prerequisite. Despite this, we are continuing to hear of companies blaming unforeseen movements in the currency markets as a key driver for poor performance.

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