December

CBI discusses actions to improve UK economy

Looking ahead to 2015, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has put forward some suggestions for making the UK economy stronger, making the future ...

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Christmas is a popular time for tax returns

For many people paying their self assessment tax return, it seems that Christmas is a very popular time to do so. Christmas data logs at HM Revenue and Customs ...

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Businesses saved £10bn through red tape cutting

Businesses have been saved around £10 billion over the last four years because of the government's drive to cut red tape, so says business minister ...

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Creative industries see record year

The UK's creative industries have been applauded for seeing a record year in terms of performance. According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport ...

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FSB: 2015 could be positive for small firms

It seems that limited companies , sole traders and other people thinking of setting up a business could see a good year ahead. In the New Year message from the ...

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Small business celebrated at CBI conference

A number of small businesses and the characteristics of such firms were applauded at the recent annual conference for the Confederation of British Industry ...

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500k firms sign up for HMRC tax account

Over half a million businesses have signed up for an online tax account with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The news of the the uptake of the Your Tax Account ...

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Barclays turns vault into workspace

Some flexible and affordable workspace is set to become available in major locations in the UK, thanks to a leading bank. Barclays is making these workspaces ...

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Small businesses told to make flood plan

Limited companies , sole traders and other small businesses have been encouraged to put together a plan to safeguard themselves against flooding. The ...

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HMRC extends loan settlement opportunity

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it will be extending its Contractor Loan Settlement Opportunity (CLSO) until June 30th. Originally, CLSO was ...

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HMRC applauded for approach to digital firms' VAT

Changes to VAT rules for digital firms by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have been welcomed by tax advisors. The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) says ...

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HMRC considers new data collecting proposals

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is considering proposals to make recruitment firms collect, verify and support sensitive information on self employed workers to ...

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More govt support for SMEs called for

The government has been called on to give more support to businesses, particularly small to medium-sized enterprises (SME). This request was put forward by the ...

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What do new government proposals mean for sub-contracting?

The government has proposed changes to agency reporting standards that will see company directors supply personal information to be relayed to HM Revenue and ...

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Is the UK's digital sector at risk of falling behind?

The UK's digital sector has been strengthening in recent years but growth and innovation could come to a halt if it's unable to access the skills it ...

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Cyber security contractors demand increasing

Limited companies contractors and umbrella company contractors that work in the cyber security sector may be able to gain more contracts as it appears that ...

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