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Debt recovery costs small businesses an average of £9,000


9 Jan 2019

The cash flow difficulties that late payments cause small businesses are well known. However, the cost of recovering late payments …
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Brexit uncertainty sends small business confidence to a seven-year low


9 Jan 2019

Confidence amongst small businesses has tumbled to a seven-year low – in part due to the uncertainty of Brexit. A …
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An end to the Entrepreneurs’ Relief ‘dilutions dilemma’?


9 Jan 2019

As a business takes off, the level of investment it needs in order to expand can significantly outpace growth in …
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Tax rates rise twice as fast in the UK than the international average


9 Jan 2019

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UK tax revenue as a percentage of GDP rose to …
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Taxpayers offered online tool to assess their self-assessment requirement


9 Jan 2019

It should seem obvious whether an individual must submit a self-assessment tax return annually. Yet, each year, thousands of people …
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Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC, says House of Lords report


9 Jan 2019

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has criticised some of the powers granted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), …
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Smaller estates should not have to file Inheritance Tax paperwork, says Office for Tax Simplification


7 Dec 2018

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has said that smaller and less complex estates should not be subject to the …
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Big increase in P2P lending


7 Dec 2018

The fifth annual UK Alternative Finance Industry Report has revealed a 65 per cent year-on-year increase in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. …
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180,500 first-time buyers benefit from relief on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)


7 Dec 2018

Figures released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have revealed that 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited from the Government’s changes …
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Italian e-invoicing requirements make Making Tax Digital look like a walk in the park


7 Dec 2018

While a series of false starts and changes of direction have made Making Tax Digital (MTD) seem more complicated than …
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