Employees COVID

Record numbers return to work ahead of closure of furlough scheme

Sep 09, 2021

The number of people returning to work from furlough has reached its highest level since the start of the pandemic in March, the latest figures have revealed. The report, published by HM Treasury, comes as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) ...

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How will the National Insurance and dividend tax increases affect me?

Sep 08, 2021

  Taxpayers face an increase in their National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend tax rates from 2022. To explain how this significant change may affect you, please use our helpful FAQ below: How much is the National Insurance rate increasing? The Health and ...

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House Prices

UK house prices hit significant record

Sep 07, 2021

According to the UK’s largest mortgage lender, Halifax, house prices in the UK hit a significant record during August but the yearly growth pace in property values slowed.  Last month, the average cost of a home increased by 0.7 per cent ...

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Blog (03.09.2021)

File Companies House accounts online to avoid delays, businesses told

Sep 02, 2021

Businesses have been urged to file Companies House accounts online as coronavirus disruption continues to significantly delay processing times. The official register of companies said paper accounts can take days, or sometimes weeks, to process. If you are due to file accounts ...

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Tax-related scams double during coronavirus pandemic, figures reveal

Aug 26, 2021

Tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed. The tax authority said the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect environment for criminals to operate in. According to the most recent figures available, HMRC ...

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Staff shortages leave food manufacturers looking for inmates to cover work

Aug 23, 2021

Food manufacturers in desperate need of workers are pleading for the UK Government to enable the companies to use prisoners to solve the staff shortage disaster - a fault of Brexit and COVID-19. A call is due between the Ministry of ...

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Sole traders “disproportionately impacted” by coronavirus pandemic

Aug 19, 2021

Just four in 10 sole traders have returned to pre-pandemic levels of trading despite Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, a major study has revealed. The report comes after the Government revealed that the smallest of businesses could pay more tax next year. The ...

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Staff shortages: increased wages to entice workers could mean higher prices for customers

Aug 16, 2021

Due to the ongoing staff shortages caused by the pandemic, UK restaurants have had to increase employee wages to entice chefs and waiters - which could mean higher prices for customers. According to recent data, four of the biggest UK restaurant ...

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Businesses urged to “get to grips” with new Patent Box regime as grandfathering rules come to an end

Aug 12, 2021

Businesses should “get to grips” with new Patent Box rules or risk missing out on corporate tax relief, a major regulator has warned. The new guidance, published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), comes after grandfathering ...

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Economy

Labour shortages could impact UK’s economic recovery, says experts

Aug 09, 2021

A recent report on the latest business trends suggests that despite the surge of hiring among UK firms in July, the lack of working employees could still threaten the UK’s economic recovery. These staff shortages are a result of Brexit and ...

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