The UK sharing economy to grow by 60 per cent in 2017, study finds

In 2017, the idea of a sharing – or collaborative – economy (defined as a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources) has enveloped society. Some of the best-known platforms of this type are Uber, Airbnb, eBay and Spotify. Businesses from the UK, to Spain and Romania are no longer looking

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Guidance: Foreign entertainers: list of approved payers in the middleman scheme

If you pay a non-UK resident entertainer for making an appearance or performing in the UK, and the total payment is more than the personal tax allowance, you must deduct withholding tax from the payment.

If you make the payment to a payer who is part of the middleman scheme, you don’t have to pay withholding tax.

Use this list to find out if a payer is approved as part of the middleman scheme.

Source: HMRC

Why a merchant cash advance offers an exciting funding solution for small businesses

If you are a business who accepts credit and debit card payments, a merchant cash advance could offer you a quick and easy short-term, unsecured funding solution. A business funding solution that enables you to access finance equalling your average monthly turnover of card transactions with no upfront fees or fixed term arrangements. The amount

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Business Made Simple events: Edinburgh

Join our tech skills masterclass and startup funding panel debate in Edinburgh on Thursday 28 September, 6pm-9.30pm

Our Guardian Business Made Simple events series to guide you and your business through the tech world launches in Edinburgh with an expert masterclass and panel discussion on Thursday, 28 September 2017.

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UK workers crying out for a four-day working week

Productivity levels in offices across the UK have fallen dramatically, with one in three (31 per cent) office workers admitting they are unproductive for a huge two hours every day. The report, commissioned by office products firm Fellowes, found that 61 per cent of office workers are calling for a four-day week. It was also reveals that 40 per

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The world’s most expensive software mistakes

It’s no secret that developing software can sometimes prove a costly process, but new software tools can enable you to achieve, faster, better or cheaper results for your business. The more value a system brings to your business over time, the more likely you are to consider a large up-front investment. However, the value over

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