Poll Shows UK Manufacturers Support EU

The UK’s relationship with the EU has come under increasingly scrutiny since the start of the financial crisis, with the likelihood of an upcoming referendum growing each year.  However, despite the EU’s floundering economy, a recent poll has shown that

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Government Encourages Businesses to Claim £3000 for Better Broadband

A government grant worth up to £3,000 is available to businesses in 22 cities across the UK.  The grant helps businesses experience the benefits of faster broadband speeds and better connectivity, and it is hoped that it will attract further

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Business Secretary admits Funding for Lending is failing

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has admitted that the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme is not working – as net lending to SMEs fell in the first two quarters of this year.

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RTI Penalty Launch Imminent

From 6 October HMRC will begin issuing automated PAYE real-time transaction (RTI) penalties to companies sending late RTI reports. 

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ICAEW warns over regional tax devolution proposals

The Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, Michael Izza, has warned the shadow business secretary not to place additional burdens on business in the wake of last week’s referendum.

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Property Chiefs Support Removal of Business Rates for Small Firms

A report from the property industry is set to demand that one million small firms should be exempt from business rates, a move intended to provide much needed support to small firms struggling under the demise of Britain’s ailing high

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UK Jobless Lowest Since 2008

New figures show that the number of UK jobless has fallen to its lowest level since 2008.  The figures mark yet another milestone to the end of a year-on-year rise in unemployment since the start of the recession.   

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UK economy is pulling away, says OECD

A global leading think-tank has said that Britain’s economy is pulling away from the rest of the developed world, based on the strength of its recovery from the global recession.

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Referendum Leads to Cross-border Tax Concerns

The issues presenting today’s (18 September) referendum have proven to be multifarious from the onset, with business leaders and politicians alike concerned about the implications of an independent Scotland for the economy. 

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Scottish devolution could prompt cities to call for devolved tax powers

The mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, has called on the government to give cities greater powers to determine their own taxes, as the referendum on Scottish Independence begins.

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