Shake-up at Companies House

British firms will face a number of shake-ups with Companies House from 30 June 2016, as the new ‘Confirmation Statement’ and ‘PSC Register’ changes take hold.

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Brexit uncertainty leaves question mark over Making Tax Digital

“Uncertainty” has become the word of the moment following the UK’s vote last week to withdraw from the European Union (EU).

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SMEs ‘too afraid’ to tackle new markets and take risks

Over half of UK Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are unprepared to tackle new markets – and up to a third are ‘too afraid’ to take risks, according to a new study.

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GDP growth forecasts ‘downgraded’ by economists

Leading economists from across the UK have ‘downgraded’ their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecasts, following uncertainty about future trade arrangements and investment prospects.

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Digital tax shift is biggest challenge for HMRC, according to its CEO

The Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Jon Thompson, has told member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that switching to online customer services will be a significant challenge for the department.

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Latest HMRC figures confirm property market still sluggish since stamp duty changes

The latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have revealed that Britain’s property market remains sluggish under the shadow of stamp duty changes and economic uncertainty.

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Borrowing bill remains too high as Britain again fails to hit debt reduction target

Chancellor George Osborne’s efforts to cut the national debt have been dealt another blow after missing his borrowing target for the second month in a row.

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SMEs failing to embrace productive apprentice workforces

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the UK are failing to embrace the benefits of productive apprentice workforces, according to a new survey.

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Buy-to-let tax changes set to deliver ‘major shock’ to property market and house prices

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne’s buy-to-let tax changes will take their toll on house prices in coming months – and potentially ‘cripple’ the London property market by next year.

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Middle-aged Britons cite poor financial management as biggest lifetime regret

40-somethings across the UK cite not saving enough money as one of their biggest lifetime regrets, according to a new study conducted by high-street bank, Nationwide.

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