(Reuters) – A British government scheme requiring banks to refer small firms rejected for loans to alternative finance providers should be up and running by next year, the managing director of the British Business Bank said.
Companies across the UK could be leaving themselves open to cyber attacks, reports TechWeek Europe, with half of businesses vulnerable to being hacked in less than 30 minutes. This is the alarming assessment of data security specialist Walter Rossi, who has warned that the majority of businesses are simply not prepared for cyber security attacks and are don’t have adequate measures in place to guard against them.
Corporation tax rates for large companies are coming down to match the 20 per cent rate for profits under £300,000. However, the new Patent Box legislation could allow your company to claim an even lower rate, 10 per cent, if those profits are generated from the use of patents.