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Businesses Warn Against No-Deal Brexit

Business groups have called for politicians to work together to avoid leaving the EU without a deal, following Parliament’s historic…

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Half Of SMEs Prefer Experienced Workers

People aged between 35 and 54 are at the top of the hire list for small businesses in the UK,…

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Average Cost Of Life Goals Totals £566k

For the average person, achieving major life milestones such as buying a house, having children and saving for retirement costs…

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Auto-Enrolment Fines Rise 146%

Fines issued to employers failing to comply with their auto-enrolment responsibilities have more than doubled over the last two years,…

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200,000 Startups Use Dual-Registration Service

More than 200,000 new businesses have used the Government’s service to register for tax at the same time as registering…

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Divorced Women Miss Out On Pension Wealth

Many divorced women are ending up as the “poor relations” when it comes to division of assets, according to research.…

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Savers Hit By ISA Tax Charge

Thousands of bereaved partners in the UK could be paying unnecessary tax on inherited ISAs, by missing out on a…

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Think Tank Proposes Five Tax Changes

The Government could save almost £7 billion a year by 2022/23 by tweaking five existing wealth taxes and subsidies, a…

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Thousands File Tax Returns Over Christmas

More than 10,000 people filed their self-assessment tax returns over Christmas 2018, ahead of the 31 January 2019 deadline. According…

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Dates And Deadlines For January 2019

As we begin 2019, here are some important tax dates to keep in mind this January. 7 January VAT return…

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Grants Available For Exporting SMEs

Small businesses with hopes of exporting goods in 2019 can apply for Government funding to attend international trade shows. Applications…

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Taxpayers Warned Of HMRC Scam Calls

HMRC is warning taxpayers of a widely reported phone call scam, which threatens legal action against the recipient if they…

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Most Employees Worried About Sick Pay

More than half of employees are concerned about how they would manage financially if they became too ill to work,…

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Government Publishes Self-Employed Pensions Paper

The Government has released a paper setting out its plans to trial pension savings among the self-employed. The paper confirms…

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New Rules For Employing Flexible Workers

Businesses employing flexible and short-term workers will need to comply with new rules protecting workers’ rights, under a package of…

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SME Owners Struggle To Switch Off Over Christmas

Owners of small businesses will be struggling with work pressures during the festive period, research by Aldermore bank shows. A…

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Scotland Freezes Higher-Rate Threshold

Higher earners in Scotland are poised to pay significantly more in income tax next year, after the higher-rate threshold was…

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Brexit Uncertainty Knocks SME Confidence

Small business confidence has fallen to its lowest point since 2011, amid continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. According to a…

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Employers To Keep Investing In Staff Benefits

Most employers plan to continue their investment in workplace benefits, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and…

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Probate Fee Increases ‘Amount To Stealth Tax’

 House of Lords committee has criticised the Government’s plans to increase probate fees, saying they amount to a “stealth tax”…

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Businesses Get To Grips With Apprenticeship Levy

Employers are becoming more confident in their knowledge of the apprenticeship levy, research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has…

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Most Adults Don’t Have A Will

More than half of people don’t have a will, and many others have a will they have failed to update,…

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Government Introduces New Prompt Payment Initiative

A new prompt payment initiative has been announced, which aims to prevent late payments to government suppliers and subcontractors. The…

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Small Business Exports Increase

Increasing numbers of small businesses are exporting goods and services abroad, figures from the Office for National Statistics show. In…

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Skilled Migration Set To Fall Further

Businesses that employ foreign workers will be among the worst hit by Brexit, according to research from academic think tank…

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