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Get up to speed with new off-payroll working rules

Jan 20, 2020

Ahead of the introduction of the new off-payroll working rules, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a factsheet outlining the changes and what they mean for small businesses. Under the legislation, officially known as IR35, employers will be held responsible ...

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Living wage increase “four times rate of inflation”

Jan 06, 2020

The National Minimum and Living Wage will increase from 01 April 2020, the Government has confirmed. Under approved plans, the National Living Wage (NLW) - for workers over the age of 25 - will rise by 6.5 per cent from £8.21 ...

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HMRC winding up petitions reach four year high

Jan 02, 2020

According to the latest official figures, the number of companies that were wound up last year following intervention from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reached the highest level for four years. The clampdown on companies that go bust whilst owing a ...

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Businesses urge Government to negotiate post Brexit trade deals

Dec 19, 2019

Businesses are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to begin negotiations on the terms of the UK’s future relationships with the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Following the Conservative victory in the election, businesses are urging the Prime Minister to follow up ...

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Late payments are significantly affecting UK SMEs

Dec 09, 2019

According to MarketFinance Business Insights, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are experiencing greater delays in receiving payments, with the average length of time doubling from 12 days to 23 days over the past year. The latest analysis revealed that these invoices ...

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Majority of employees uncomfortable discussing finances at work

Nov 21, 2019

According to the latest research, two-thirds of employees do not feel comfortable talking about their finances at work, despite more than a fifth of people struggling to make ends meet. The research published by Business in the Community as part of ...

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Government announces £56 million funding to boost business productivity

Nov 07, 2019

The Government has launched a new £56 million wave of funding in a bid to boost productivity throughout the UK economy. The UK ranks as one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, with around ...

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Government awards £2 million fund to help solve problems faced by small businesses

Oct 17, 2019

The Government has announced that a £2 million fund is to be distributed in a bid to help address many of the common problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The money forms part of the Business Basics programme and ...

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SMEs are losing money by not having a website

Oct 10, 2019

According to new research, UK based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on thousands of pounds each month due to a lack of online presence. A report by website maker Wix found that SMEs could be missing out on ...

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More than 2,800 retail stores closed during first half of 2019

Sep 12, 2019

According to the latest industry research, around 16 shops are closing every single day on UK high streets as retailers look to restructure their businesses and adapt to increased levels of online shopping. The research found that there was a net ...

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