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Government announces new measures to ensure SMEs are paid on time

Jun 20, 2019

The Government has announced new measures to ensure that small businesses get paid on time. The new rules will see large businesses fined for the first time for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a package of ...

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TSB launches digital advice program to support small business owners

Jun 13, 2019

A nationwide programme has been launched by high street bank TSB in a bid to help improve the digital expertise of small business owners. As more and more day to day business tasks move online, small businesses and self-employed workers are ...

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Shareholders powers are not tackling excessive executive pay issues

May 09, 2019

Measures that were implemented to give shareholders the powers to veto excessive executive pay packages have failed according to new research from a think tank. Rules were put in place back in 2013, which meant all listed firms have had 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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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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Chancellor wants to tackle late payments in the UK

Mar 14, 2019

Currently, in the UK, late payments are a serious issue, especially for small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have to chase invoices from large suppliers, thus causing a disruption in the channel with resellers. According to research conducted by Bacs Payment Schemes ...

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MP’s calling for more to be done to help the high street

Feb 21, 2019

MP’s are backing calls for changes to the current tax regime in a bid to halt the current decline in British high streets and town centres and allow them to flourish in the future. A report published by the Housing, Communities ...

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HMRC crackdown on online tax evasion in the UK

Jan 15, 2019

The Joint and Several Liability (JSL) notices, were introduced in 2016 to protect British businesses from being undercut by overseas sellers committing VAT evasion. Since then, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been able to crackdown on online tax evasion in ...

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