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.
In recent months, activity in the UK’s commercial property market has been boosted by the arrival of a number of leading tech companies to London and other key UK cities, commentators have said.
Commercial property lending increased by more than a quarter (27 per cent) in the first half (H1) of 2018, a new analysis reveals.
Demand for UK commercial property remains strong despite the political and other challenges the market appears to be facing in the months ahead.
Entrepreneurs which are ready to take their product to the market can now apply for a Government-backed loan up to the value of £1 million.
Just half of the invoices sent during 2017 by micro-firms were paid on time or within three days of payment deadlines, new research has revealed.
A ‘phoenixed’ company has been wound up just days after the Government announced a crack down on directors who deliberately liquidate companies to avoid their liabilities.
All organisations with more than 50 employees should be forced to publish details of what they pay their male and female workers, it has been suggested.
Proposed legislation presented to Parliament this week will stop large organisations placing unfair contractual restrictions on smaller suppliers.
In recent days, Network Rail has unveiled plans to downsize its substantial commercial property portfolio by ‘selling off’ as many as 5,200 commercial units.
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