For what seems like a lifetime, we have all been looking for ways to keep our energy bills low. But there is some hope on the horizon – it looks like energy prices will finally fall in the second half of 2023. According to experts, we may see prices similar to what we had 12 … Read more

JR's commitment to Green Finance

Green finance has become a crucial aspect of modern business operations. More and more companies are recognizing the importance of sustainability and taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. At Johnson Reed, we are thrilled to retain our commitment to utilizing green finance to fund environmentally sustainable projects. We have been providing finance solutions to … Read more

The Budget Announcement 2023

The 2023 Budget announcement has brought with it a host of changes that will impact businesses across the UK. From changes to corporation tax to new initiatives to support small businesses, it’s clear that the government is keen to encourage economic growth in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many businesses, accessing the finance … Read more

4 Ways to save on your Self-assessment Tax Bill

4 Ways to save on your Self-assessment Tax Bill There is a huge knowledge gap when it comes to finding out which expenses you can claim on your self-assessment tax bill, which leads to a lot of people paying more money than they need to.   In November 2022, ‘Which?’ surveyed 881 people who are … Read more

how to kick start 2023

With the New Year firmly underway, it can be a stressful time for business owners across the country wanting to hit the ground running and start the New Year off with a bang. 2023 will inspire new ideas, new energy and new excitement for growth opportunities, and it is important you start as you mean … Read more

Top 5 reasons businesses apply for finance.

With Christmas fast approaching, we’re seeing a lot more businesses enquiring about leasing and loans to support their business. From covering energy bills this winter to looking to expand for Christmas bookings, there are many different motives for a company to come to JR. Here are 5 of the most common reasons we see businesses … Read more

New business asset finance grows 10%

New figures from the Finance & Leasing association (FLA) show that from August 2022 total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew 10% compared to August 2021.  Furthermore, in the first eight months of 2022 new business was 3% higher in the same period in the previous year. Over this same period, … Read more

To celebrate the launch of JR’s World Cup sweepstake campaign, this article will look at how the hospitality industry can benefit from this one-off occurrence of having the World Cup in the winter months. Here are three simple, yet effective ideas that could help your business achieve its “goal” of profit, and ultimately “assist” with … Read more

Are four-day working weeks becoming the norm for SME’s?

Imagine waking up on a Friday morning and knowing that your weekend has already begun. Sounds good right?   June 2022 trials Well research is showing that we may not be too far away from seeing this as the norm in the UK working world. Back in June this year, over 70 companies took part … Read more

Challenging times ahead for the catering sector?

Research suggest 70% of pubs won’t survive the winter months. Soaring energy bill prices are impacting businesses and households all over the UK and we are yet to even reach the cold winter months where bills are meant to rise even further. Analysis shows that energy bills are already at their highest levels in at … Read more