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  • Companies House resumes striking off companies that are not compliant

    Companies House resumes striking off companies that are not compliant

    From 10 October 2020 Companies House will resume the process of striking off companies if they believe are no longer carrying on business or in operation. If a company is struck off, all its assets will automatically belong to the Crown. Here we look at what is required of companies to make sure this doesn't happen - including meeting filings deadlines.

  • The British Business Bank 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report

    The British Business Bank 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report

    The British Business Bank released their 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report on 26 June 2020, providing an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses throughout 2019.   In 2019, a record number of equity investments were carried out (1,832) reaching £8.4bn, up 24% on 2018 and over double the amount recorded in 2016.