The Baseline

9 Jan 2023
2 minute read

Superscript scoops £45m in Series B funding

The funding will be used to further develop underwriting and broking capabilities, enhanced by machine learning, and to grow our range of insurance products for SMEs.

6 Jan 2023
4 minute read

What does regulation mean for BNPL companies?

Buy-now-pay-later has been widely adopted by businesses and shoppers alike. Could regulation change how these businesses operate in the future? Read more.

5 Jan 2023
7 minute read

Key business dates for 2023

Get prepped for the year ahead with our business calendar, including tax and reporting deadlines, marketing days and changes to business rates.

22 Dec 2022
3 minute read

What do staff want at a work Christmas party?

What do employees enjoy about company Christmas parties? And in a tough economic climate, what’s the best use of your budget? Our survey has answers.

14 Dec 2022
4 minute read

7 ways for landlords to reduce costs

In the face of interest rate hikes and soaring mortgage rates, what can landlords do to cut costs? Here are seven things to do if you’re looking to save money – and some things you shouldn’t do.

12 Dec 2022
4 minute read

How much is Statutory Sick Pay, and what's the SSP rate?

If an employee falls ill, they could be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay. But what’s the current SSP rate? And as an employer, what should you know about SSP?

9 Dec 2022
4 minute read

Rent guarantee insurance vs guaranteed rent schemes

They might sound similar, but guaranteed rent schemes and rent guarantee insurance are quite different mechanisms for protecting your rental income. We look at the pros and cons of both.

7 Dec 2022
2 minute read

Understanding taxes for your side hustle

Do I need to pay tax for my side hustle? What’s a Self Assessment? A TaxScouts accountant answers some of the most common questions about taxes for side gigs.

23 Nov 2022
1 minute read

Superscript authorised as Lloyd’s broker in Europe

Our advisory service, SuperscriptQ, has been granted authorisation to operate in Europe as a Lloyd’s broker.

21 Nov 2022
10 minute read

What the 2022 Autumn Statement means for small businesses

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced a series of tax increases, spending cuts and fiscal interventions to balance the government's finances. We break down what this means for small businesses.