Help To Buy Brought Forward

On the eve of the Conservative party conference, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the second part of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which will help people with small deposits buy new build homes, will be brought forward

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Bank To Have Greater Powers

It was announced earlier today (September 27) that the Bank of England is to be given greater powers to prevent the Government’s Help to Buy scheme from causing a housing bubble.

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Housing Market Being Scrutinised

The Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has said that it is watching the UK’s rising housing market “closely” for signs of any overheating, in a bid to avoid another housing bubble.

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SMEs Facing More Losses

Small firms have been left counting the cost after new figures revealed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) raked in £565m from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) last year from compliance investigations.

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Labour To Be “Party Of Small Business”

Labour Leader Ed Miliband’s keynote speech today (September 24) at the party conference in Brighton will offer an £800m tax break to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) if Labour wins the general election in 2015.

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SMEs Doing Well

New research has revealed that around half of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are planning on giving their employees a raise over the next year or have already done so during the last 12 months.

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Higher Income Parents Must Register For Self-Assessment

Earlier this month, HM Revenue & Customs warned higher income parents who are currently receiving Child Benefit payments that they only have until October 5 to register for Self Assessment, if they are to avoid a penalty.

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Bank of England Upgrade Growth Forecast

The Bank of England has upgraded its growth forecast for the UK economy in the third quarter of the year to 0.7 per cent from the 0.5 per cent forecast in August’s Inflation Report.

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Inflation Rate Eases

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said yesterday (September 17) that the UK’s consumer price inflation (CPI) rate eased slightly in August to 2.7 per cent, down from 2.8 per cent in July.

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Wealthy To Be Hit By Taxes Under Lib Dem plans

An email sent in error yesterday (September 16) to political journalists instead of to party members suggests that the Liberal Democrats plan to tax people earning over £50,000 if they remain in Government after the next election.

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