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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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One in five workers looking to start a business in 2020

Jan 16, 2020

According to new research by accounting software provider FreeAgent, one in five (22 per cent) UK employees plan to become their own boss during 2020. The study, which was conducted on 2000 employed people also found that 16 per cent of ...

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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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A quarter of SMEs fear they will go bust within five years

Dec 12, 2019

According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust within the next five years. Four in 10 owners of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) claim to be going through the ...

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