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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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Businesses to be named and shamed under proposed new late payment system

Jan 10, 2019

A newly proposed traffic light system could be used to put a spotlight on businesses with track records of late payments. Paul Uppal, the Small Business Commissioner, has suggested the system be put in place in order to protect smaller suppliers ...

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HMRC urging businesses to prepare for potential no-deal Brexit

Dec 06, 2018

Ahead of Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union (EU), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning businesses about the necessary steps they need to take to prepare for the unlikely event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government is currently in ...

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SMEs urged to claim broadband vouchers

Nov 22, 2018

The Government is urging SMEs make use of a scheme that can earn them a £2,500 voucher towards the installation of fibre optic broadband. Since it was launched, more than 7,000 UK businesses and surrounding homes have received funding towards the ...

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