Business News


UK leads way on inward investment


25 Aug 2013

The UK has strengthened its position as the leading European destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), new figures show. The …
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New tax taskforces launched


25 Jul 2013

The holiday industry in East Anglia, people in London claiming VAT repayments they are not entitled to and Northern Ireland’s …
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Directors to face pay clampdown


25 Jul 2013

The government has introduced new measures to curb the excessive pay of executives at the largest companies. It is introducing …
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Pensions compensation boosted for long-serving staff


25 Jul 2013

The amount of money which long-serving staff can receive in retirement if their company folds is set to increase. Long …
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Data handling failure ‘will cost businesses customers’


25 Jul 2013

The Information Commissioner says that businesses that fail to handle their customers’ personal data properly will quickly find themselves losing …
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Underpaid workers win £4 million in back wages


25 Jul 2013

Failure to pay their workers the national minimum wage has cost employers targeted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) £4 …
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Red tape freeze extended to more businesses


25 Jul 2013

A freeze exempting small businesses from some new regulations is to be extended to larger enterprises. Business Minister Michael Fallon …
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RTI rule relaxation extended


25 Jul 2013

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to extend the temporary relaxation of new Real Time Information (RTI) reporting rules for …
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UK counts £52bn cost of fraud


25 Jul 2013

Fraud is costing the UK economy billions of pounds a year, new research has found. The Annual Fraud Indicator, compiled …
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Look overseas, SMEs urged


25 Jun 2013

A national initiative has been encouraging businesses across the UK to take advantage of high growth export markets. Export Week, …
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