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Rural businesses “more likely” to use personal finance than urban counterparts, study reveals

Oct 21, 2021

More than four in 10 businesses in the UK now use external finance to support growth and investment plans, a major study has revealed. But finance options for rural business owners are still limited, resulting in slower growth compared to urban ...

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Scams: the heavy financial and health burden

Oct 20, 2021

According to recent research, the total amount of money it costs a fraudster’s victim to get help with their wellbeing after being scammed is £9.3 billion a year.  This unwanted financial burden is equivalent to £2,509 per annum for each victim. ...

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Self Employed? HMRC’s self-serve Time to Pay facility may help you pay tax

Oct 15, 2021

Self employed workers who believe they may struggle to pay tax this year should consider arranging an affordable payment plan, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said. The report comes ahead of the 31 October 2021 paper Self Assessment deadline. While taxpayers ...

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“Night-time economy”- is it back on its dancing feet?

Oct 12, 2021

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has recently revealed that due to the pandemic, 393,000 jobs have ended across the night-time economy. Included in this figure is 86,000 roles in the “night-time cultural economy” (NTCE). This economy refers to nightclubs, theatres, ...

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SMEs behind rapid rise in Research & Development tax relief claims

Oct 07, 2021

More small and medium-sized businesses than ever are taking advantage of the landmark Research & Development (R&D) tax relief scheme, it has been revealed. The initiative, launched in 2000/01, enables firms to claw back tax for every pound spent on innovation. SMEs ...

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October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

Oct 05, 2021

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims. What dates shall employers be aware of? 14 October ...

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: last chance to claim fifth grant

Sep 30, 2021

Today, 30 September 2021, is the last day self-employed workers can apply for the fifth and final Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant. Launched last year, the initiative supports freelancers, contractors and other self-employed workers who have been impacted by ...

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MTD for Income Tax delayed until April 2024, HMRC confirms

Sep 27, 2021

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax will be delayed until April 2024, the Government has confirmed. It means self-employed business owners and landlords will have one more year to prepare for the digitalisation of Self Assessment. According to HM Revenue & ...

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Small developers invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding

Sep 24, 2021

Small and medium-sized developers have been invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding to build new homes. The new fund, known as the Housing Growth Partnership (HGP), aims to support the development of 10,000 new properties by ...

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Company insolvencies: over 8,700 chain stores have closed

Sep 21, 2021

Recent research shows that in 2021, over 8,700 chain stores have closed due to the major shift in online shopping - partly caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Overall numbers fell by 5,251 as the number of chain store closures outweighed the ...

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