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HMRC reveals inheritance tax payments have hit a record high

Apr 29, 2019

According to data released by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) inheritance tax (IHT) payments have hit a record high. In the 2018-19 tax year, IHT receipts grew by £160 million to a total of £5.4 billion. During the next two years increases ...

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European Union agrees minimum rights for gig economy workers

Apr 25, 2019

The European Union has announced an agreement on minimum rights for workers who are in casual or short term employment within the gig economy. Members of the European Parliament (MEP) approved the improvements in rights for workers, which will be made ...

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Government announce further support for UK businesses

Apr 18, 2019

The Government has announced a further wave of financial support for UK businesses in a bid to ensure that innovative firms are able to access the finances they need to grow. The additional £200 million will go towards supporting high growth ...

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Cyber-crimes can affect any business

Apr 15, 2019

Nowadays every business relies on technology to some extent to perform their everyday business tasks. However, as our reliance on digitalisation and computers evolves, data and privacy are becoming a primary concern, with an increased prevalence of cyber-related crimes. Figures have indicated ...

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Government names and shames high street giant over late payments

Apr 11, 2019

The Government’s Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal has named and shamed high street health food giant Holland & Barrett over their payment practices. The high street chain is considered to be the biggest company to have been named and shamed to ...

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HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

Apr 08, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) has been extended to 31 May 2019. The £8million ...

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Government launches consultation on tackling SME R&D relief abuse

Apr 04, 2019

The Government has launched a consultation on changes to research and development (R&D) tax credits which are intended to prevent businesses from abusing the scheme for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME). The plans which were first announced during last year’s budget ...

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Making tax digital is live today, yet one million businesses are not registered

Apr 01, 2019

As of today, UK based businesses that have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to switch to the new digital tax service to report earnings and calculate VAT owed. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had previously ...

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Barclays announce £14 billion funding to support UK businesses

Mar 28, 2019

Barclays bank has announced plans for a major lending fund worth £14 billion pounds, which will help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to flourish once the UK has left the European Union (EU). Recently, the Bank of England’s Governor Mark Carney ...

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HMRC reveals MTD registration takes seven working days

Mar 21, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned that registration for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will take up to seven days to complete and will not be a real-time service. In the latest piece of guidance for businesses who need ...

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