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More businesses invited to apply for Covid-19 support after EU State Aid changes

Aug 03, 2020

Even more struggling businesses affected by Covid-19 can now access finance under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), it has been announced. It comes after changes to EU State Aid rules, meaning businesses classed as “undertakings in difficulty” now have ...

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Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft’ IR35 landing

Feb 27, 2020

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules. This means that HMRC will not ...

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Government launches consultation on plans for new freeports

Feb 13, 2020

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to create up to ten freeports across the UK in a bid to encourage global trade and attract inward investment following Brexit. The proposed freeports will use different customs rules to the remainder ...

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Government extends deadline to claim post-Brexit customs support

Feb 11, 2020

The deadline for applying for customs and tariff support has been extended to 31 January 2021, the Government has announced. The grant funding scheme, launched in September 2019, was set to close on 31 January 2020. Under the scheme, small and medium-sized ...

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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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