Stephenson Smart Team Blog

Read the latest news and views from the team at Stephenson Smart - bringing you updates on the financial world, and tips on how you can make the most of your money.

Planning for Change

All businesses are subject to change, whether this is due to internal factors such as launching a new product, or external factors, including the emergence of new technologies or competitors.

Flat Rate Scheme changes - Limited Cost Traders

Changes are being made to the Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) which may mean that the scheme is less attractive to some businesses and this may result in these businesses deciding to no longer operate under the FRS. It is important to understand these changes especially if you already operate the scheme or are considering using the FRS.

Raising business finance: key sources to consider

The government recently launched a new scheme to match small businesses which are unable to access finance from big banks with alternative finance options. This article outlines the new service, and also highlights some additional funding options to consider.