Business News


Budget date 2018 announced, with half the usual notice


5 Oct 2018

The Chancellor has announced that the 2018 Budget will take place on Monday 29 October 2018, having given just half …
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Employment claims from contractors brought within IR35 expected after HMRC settlement


5 Oct 2018

A freelance marketing and business development consultant has reached a settlement with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after arguing that …
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Just eight per cent of business loan applications successful with one high street bank


5 Oct 2018

On average, less than one in 10 SME loan applications to one nameless high street bank are successful. The figures …
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Government backed tax-free savings plan to help savers earn 50p on every £1


5 Oct 2018

The Government has launched a new savings account that offers savers a 50 per cent tax-free bonus on the money …
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HMRC investigates estate valuations as part of IHT campaign


5 Oct 2018

The number of investigations conducted against estates thought to be avoiding Inheritance Tax (IHT) has increased, according to new data …
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Micro businesses bear the brunt of late payments


5 Oct 2018

Recent research has shown that micro businesses are bearing the brunt of late payments, with just 52 per cent of …
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HMRC finally launches MTD communications plan and simplified guidance


5 Oct 2018

With only six months left until the launch of Making Tax Digital for VAT, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has …
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Workers miss out on £15.6 million in pay through minimum wage breaches


5 Oct 2018

Minimum wage breaches, including breaches of the National Living Wage, have cost workers from across the UK a combined total …
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CIOT reports increase in R40 refund errors


5 Oct 2018

According to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), there have been a growing number of R40 …
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Working 9 to 5? It’s an unusual way to make a living


5 Sep 2018

The archetypal 9am to 5pm working day might be so ingrained into the psyche of workers across the Western world …
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