Author: Nigel Rowley

Average SME is now owed a shocking £25,000 in late payments

A new study published by cloud software provider Xero towards the end of November reveals that the average small British business is now owed almost £25,000 in late payments.

More than half of SME owners relying on ‘emergency funds’ to fix late payment woes

More than half (56 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprise owners have been forced to use personal or ‘emergency funds’ to plug gaps in their cash flow caused by unpaid invoices.

EU Parliament approves new copyright rules which could have ‘catastrophic’ implications

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have approved articles 11 and 13 in a recent vote, in a move which could have ‘catastrophic’ implications for the internet, it has been warned.

SMEs still chasing £14.9 billion in late payments

A new study suggests that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still chasing billions of pounds worth of late payments, despite recent efforts to crack down on the problem.

Justice Committee’s recommendation welcomed by cycling campaigners

A recommendation by the Justice Select Committee, looking into the Government’s proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injuries, has been welcomed by Cycling UK.

Almost half of SMEs adversely affected by late payments crisis, study finds

New research carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that almost half (48 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been adversely affected by the UK’s so-called late payments crisis.

UK M&A activity reached £217 billion in 2017

UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity reached  £217 billion in 2017, with many deals spurred on by falls in the value of Sterling, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.

Google chief executive embroiled in bitter neighbour dispute

A Google chief executive living in London has become embroiled in a bitter dispute with his neighbour over an incredibly small extension.

Specialist legal advice crucial in relation to care home fees, trusts and IHT

An increasing number of British families are falling victim to ‘risky’ unregulated advice in relation to care home fees and Inheritance Tax (IHT) matters, a report in The Telegraph suggests.

“Significant demand” for buy-to-let mortgages

New research suggests that there is “significant demand” for buy-to-let mortgages across the UK, despite concerns that recent tax and regulatory changes are having a negative impact on buy-to-let investment.