If your holiday got cancelled last year, then read on…

Nov 23, 2021

Were you one of many UK holiday-goers whose trip got cancelled due to the pandemic? If you received vouchers in compensation, then you must spend these before your financial protection expires. According to research, there is still £132 million worth of unspent ...


Almost 800,000 tax scams reported to HMRC in past 12 months, figures reveal

Nov 19, 2021

Nearly 800,000 tax-related scams were reported to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the past 12 months, a major study has revealed. The figures come as the tax authority prepares to send millions of emails and text messages to taxpayers ahead ...


How can Britain double its exports?

Nov 16, 2021

Yesterday, at the Global Investment Summit 2021, ministers vowed that Britain can double its exports to show off the best of its business with a new ‘ground-breaking’ plan of action. Anne Marie Trevelyan, the Secretary of State for International Trade of ...


Cryptoassets and Capital Gains Tax: what you need to know

Nov 12, 2021

Traders who have sold or exchanged cryptocurrency may be required to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. It comes after the tax authority wrote to holders of cryptoassets, such as Bitcoin, reminding them of their ...


The economy or climate change – what are companies focused on?

Nov 10, 2021

According to a recent survey of FTSE 350 companies, British directors and heads of businesses are not only optimistic about the UK economy and its recovery, but they are also much more focused on climate change than before. Additionally, after the ...


Controversial basis period reforms delayed by one year, Government announces

Nov 01, 2021

Controversial changes to the basis period rules will be pushed back to 2024, the Government has announced. Critics said the reforms would needlessly burden businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and ahead of the introduction of Making Tax Digital ...

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Autumn Budget 2021

Oct 27, 2021

  With the Speaker of the House of Commons by tradition not presiding over the Budget, the Chancellor might have hoped he would escape a rebuke over the number of important announcements disclosed to the media in advance. ...

Online Self Assessment Return

Are you a Self-Assessment taxpayer?

Oct 26, 2021

If you are, then keep reading... From today, you have less than a week to submit paper tax returns for the 2020/21 tax year before the deadline on Sunday 31 October. Those submitting online tax returns, you have 98 days! For the 31 ...


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 ...


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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