February

Tax guide for dentists launched

HMRC has launched an online tax guide aimed specifically at dentists. The Tax for Dentists guide provides basic information on National Insurance, tax and VAT ...

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Bridge Energy hails 'transformational' 4th quarter

Bridge Energy has published a positive quarterly report for Q4 last year, in what chief executive Tom Reynolds called a “transformational period” ...

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IT interviews 83% longer

Jobseekers in the IT industry now have to spend an average of 8.2 hours in interviews before securing their position, according to new figures from Randstad ...

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CBI urges government contracts for smaller businesses

The government needs to work harder on its pledge to support more small businesses and sole traders , according to the CBI. Some progress has been made in ...

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IR35 cases could reach 1,000 a year, says expert

Up to 1,000 IR35 reviews could be in the works by the end of the next tax year, according to one expert. Former HMRC employee Andy Vessey, currently of Qdos ...

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BIS launches ‘micro-entity’ consultation

Micro-businesses are to be exempt from some forms of bureaucracy under the terms of a consultation published today by the Department for Business, Innovation ...

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Contractors may face needless IR35 reviews

Contractors who find themselves facing IR35 reviews may do so unnecessarily, according to research. Flaws in HMRC’s business entity tests could mean that ...

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Extra funding for Enterprise Zones

Enterprise Zones in England are being invited to apply for additional funds to develop key infrastructure. Investment totalling £59 million has been made ...

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UK oil and gas investment hits 30-year high

Investment in the UK oil and gas sector has hit its highest level for 30 years, a new report shows. Projects include a wide range of developments of different ...

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3-in-10 Brits self-employed after pension age

Just under a third of Brits working past retirement are self-employed, new figures show. According to the Pension Trends report from the Office for National ...

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HMRC runs Twitter business help week

HMRC is running a Q&A session on Twitter providing advice for small businesses and startups. The campaign, which began on Monday (February 25th) and is ...

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3-in-4 sole traders ‘unprepared’ for tax changes

Three-quarters of sole traders have not yet prepared for submitting real-time payroll information to HMRC, according to research. Just 26 per cent have taken ...

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Labour calls for building code clarity

Senior Labour figures have called on the government to clarify changes to the building code regarding carbon neutral homes. Confusion over where the government ...

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Sony chief warns on copyright protection

The government needs to work harder to protect copyright, Sony Music’s chief executive has said. According to Nick Gatfield, although the government ...

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Government responds to late payment consultation

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published the government’s response to a consultation on late payments, which will continue to ...

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Company Bug predicts ‘boom year’ for small businesses

Company Bug has said that it expects 2013 to be a good year for setting up or maintaining a small limited company in the UK. The advice website has based its ...

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