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£12 million 'green' scheme opens to Northern Ireland's businesses

A new £12 million 'green' scheme designed to encourage Northern Ireland's businesses to become more energy efficient has been launched by the country's enterprise minister Arlene Foster.

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Eurozone crisis biggest worry for UK firms

Economic problems in the Eurozone tops the list of biggest concerns for British businesses, a poll by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found.

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Venture capital investments between EU countries causing tax issues

A consultation into tax problems arising from venture capital investment made across different EU states has been launched by the European Commission (EC).

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New Funding for Lending Scheme launched

A new scheme designed to deliver cheap credit to banks in order to boost the economy has been officially launched by the Government and the Bank of England.

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A quarter of small businesses affected by crime

One in four small businesses (24 per cent) have fallen victim to business related crime in the past two years, research from Direct Line has found.

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Regional Growth Fund too costly and complicated for businesses

The Government's £2.4 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has been criticised for poor management and being 'too costly' for businesses applying for funding.

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Late payment improving amongst businesses

UK firms are waiting less time to receive payment from their debtors, according to data from Experian.

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Rogue money firms could face immediate closure from OFT

Businesses and individuals are to benefit from a Government clamp down on rogue companies that miss-sell consumer credit products or services.

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UK 'short-changed' by EU funding

MPs are calling for reforms to the way certain European funding is distributed, after a report revealed the UK receives less money than it originally puts in.

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New guidance for SMEs on alternative finance

New guidance on how to raise finance through alternative forms of lending has been launched for start-ups and small businesses.

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