Late payments continue to hit SMEs

Late payments continue to hit SMEs

24/11/2017

A survey carried out by the Banking group, Close Brothers has revealed that two-thirds (66%) of small businesses are struggling because their clients fail to pay their bills on time.   Among the 900 small business owners who were polled, it was found that this problem is particularly serious for 87% of SMEs in Northern…

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Autumn Budget 2017

23/11/2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget yesterday. From increases in personal tax allowance and the National Living Wage to that surprise stamp duty announcement, how will the Autumn Budget affect you?   Download our full Autumn Budget 2017 Report If you have any questions or concerns about how the Autumn Budget may affect you,…

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Apprenticeship levy has left firms baffled

17/11/2017

Despite the fact that the apprenticeship levy was introduced more than six months ago, almost a quarter (23%) of business who are paying the fee admit that they have absolutely no understanding of how it works.   What’s more, 56% of the 1,400 firms who were surveyed by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said…

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Surprising Signs Your Business is Failing (and how to fix them, fast)

10/11/2017

  PKB Accountants’ mission is to help businesses flourish. And over the years of doing that, we have noticed several surprising – but reliable – signs that a company might be in more trouble than it realises. Here are the top four signals that your business is struggling, and our simple, effective ways to solve…

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National living wage: Under 25s push for equality

A poll carried out by the UK charity group, Young Women’s Trust, has revealed that workers under the age of 25 are missing out on more than £6,000 in wages a year simply because they’re not entitled to the national living wage (NLW).   4,010 people aged between 18 and 30 were questioned and it…

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