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Businesses that do not use MTD for VAT make more errors than those that do, study reveals

Jan 13, 2022

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that do not use Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT make more errors than those that do, a major study has revealed. The research, published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), comes before the introduction of ...

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How much will Net Zero really cost SMEs?

Dec 14, 2021

As many companies will already know, COP26 took place in Glasgow last month and fuelled many firms to commit to going Net-Zero by 2050. Currently, there are several green taxes already in operation, such as the Climate Change Levy (which encourages ...

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Small business confidence dips ahead of new customs controls coming into force

Nov 26, 2021

Four in 10 exporters have reported a fall in international sales since the end of the Brexit transition period, a major study has revealed. The finding forms part of the Federation of Small Business’ (FSB) Small Business Index (SBI), which provides ...

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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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Self Employed? HMRC’s self-serve Time to Pay facility may help you pay tax

Oct 15, 2021

Self employed workers who believe they may struggle to pay tax this year should consider arranging an affordable payment plan, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said. The report comes ahead of the 31 October 2021 paper Self Assessment deadline. While taxpayers ...

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MTD for Income Tax delayed until April 2024, HMRC confirms

Sep 27, 2021

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax will be delayed until April 2024, the Government has confirmed. It means self-employed business owners and landlords will have one more year to prepare for the digitalisation of Self Assessment. According to HM Revenue & ...

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Small developers invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding

Sep 24, 2021

Small and medium-sized developers have been invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding to build new homes. The new fund, known as the Housing Growth Partnership (HGP), aims to support the development of 10,000 new properties by ...

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Help to Grow: Management scheme now open

Jul 15, 2021

The Government’s landmark Help to Grow: Management scheme is now open for applications. The initiative offers businesses free or subsidised training to level up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what you need to know. What is the Help to Grow: ...

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Federation of Small Businesses calls for more help for SMEs as financial support winds down

Jun 28, 2021

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) calls on the Government to offer more economic support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as coronavirus-related limits continue and fewer financial packages are being handed out. For example, the Government delayed the lifting of ...

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Over half of Brits plan to shop with small and local businesses after pandemic, study reveals

Jun 17, 2021

Around half of Brits plan to spend their money with small and local businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed. The research, published by British futurist Andrew Grill in collaboration with Vistaprint, suggests that the ...

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