gender pay gap
4th April 2018 marked the day that gender inequality in the UK workplace was finally revealed. And it was far worse than we could have imagined… Over 10,000 companies took part in the survey. 1,500 missed the deadline and more than 1,000 left it to the day before.  It was found that a staggering amount of women were being paid considerably
unlock unpaid invoices
Gaining additional finance for your business is not uncommon, and invoice finance services are on the increase in the UK. There are many benefits to getting your unpaid invoices funded, below are just seven reasons why you should be using invoice finance to unlock your unpaid invoices.   Fast Access To Funding Especially when you’re a smaller business, getting access
apprentices
The UK has seen its fair share of apprenticeships news stories, but many of them offer conflicting views. Some views are extremely positive and offer hope, where others remain dubious and negative towards implementation. For example: research from Grant Thornton suggests that 77% of the younger generation think apprenticeships offer good career prospects… Yet nearly 50% of company managers polled
happy staff
In 2016, according to a survey by human resource firm Investors in People, 1 in 3 workers claimed they were unhappy at work. 2017 saw an improvement, but 1 in 4 still aren’t happy in their work. Keeping a smile on the faces of staff is more important than some might think. They are the driving force of your business
We’ve all been there when it comes to unpaid invoices – there’s always some reason why it can’t or shouldn’t be paid and then you’re left with the aftermath. Once the charges are added, you could end up being owed a small fortune. There are certainly some more peculiar reasons to not pay up – from being imprisoned to temporary
shocked businessman
Only 34.8% of businesses completely understand marketing. This means that a staggering 65.2% have almost no clue about marketing whatsoever! This rather stark statistic (plus many more we’ll be looking at) comes from The 2018 Marketing Week Career and Salary Survey.  It analysed the responses of 4,154 marketers from 24 different industries in the UK. The survey highlights the lack of
invoice factoring 2018
A new year is now upon us, and as we reach 2018 we want to look deeper into why invoice factoring could be the biggest influence to business success this year. With more and more UK businesses investing in different forms of finance, it’s easy to see why it’s such an attractive offer. In Q1 2017 around £5.3 billion of
office christmas
Christmas is only around the corner and we’re sure many of you office goers have yet to start putting up your annual office Christmas decorations. But many offices stay bare over the Christmas period, as decorations can cost a small fortune. It’s easy for the super rich, who pay people up to £4,000 up put up their decorations for them
You may have heard this term floating around a lot over the past couple of months or so… But many businesses don’t actually know what it stands for or how it could affect your business. GDPR relates to data protection, so it’s important to know about it and implement anything needed within your company. Especially when it will be implemented
importance of factoring
It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, everyone can benefit from invoice factoring. From small independent startups to larger SME’s; getting your invoices paid in full and on time is crucial for all business. After all, it could seriously affect your cash flow. Below we’re going to be looking at just a handful of reasons as to
uk living wage
How much is the real UK living wage? Currently, as of 6th November 2017, the NLW stands at £8.75 per hour (£10.25 within London). Although this is the living wage of our country, it’s not the same as minimum wage in our country. Currently min wage stands at £7.50 per hour for those over the age of 25 until April
business finances
So here’s the situation – you’re a young aspiring entrepreneur and you’re looking to start your own business. It’s not surprising, as 2 out of 3 people worldwide think entrepreneurship is a good career choice. You have a great idea and you want to share it with the world. So you go to Companies House and register your business. Everything
  Borrowing in the UK may feel like it’s on the rise, but in fact September 2017 has seen the lowest deficit since 2007. According to The Office of National Statistics, public borrowing this September reached only £5.9 billion. This is much lower than the £6.5 billion expected by City of London analysts; and 11% down on last year. It’s
Factoring is where you sell unpaid invoices to a financial company. They then give you up to 85% of the funds there and then, claiming it back through your clients, for a small fee. There are various benefits of invoice finance, especially for small to medium sized businesses. In this article we’re going to look at just a handful of
busy streets of japan
Japan is well known for being one of the most advanced countries in the world; home to millions of incredible world-renowned businesses such as SONY and Mitsubishi. Japan and Japanese workers are also well known for being extremely hard working. But are they working a little too hard?   A Hidden Death of a Journalist It came to light last
untidy work desk
Many of us have a desk, whether that be at work or at home. Your desk is where you may spend 8 or more hours of your day, so it’s important to make sure it’s not cluttered. A messy desk can actually undermine productivity and motivation. If you’re a businessman or businesswoman then you may even have clients sit at
Is your business struggling financially? Are you sitting on various unpaid invoices that are draining your business of funds? Then what you need is invoice factoring. This is where you can borrow against unpaid invoices and get advanced a large percentage of the total amount owed. It’s a great way to improve your cash flow and get your business back
ccc finance new website
The time has finally arrived and we have taken the leap and created a brand new website! The old CCC Finance website had been somewhat neglected. It was a shell of a site with very little content. That’s not the message we wished to be sending out to the world. So we took the bull by the horns and created