HMRC reminds taxpayers of looming self-assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued an official reminder to self-assessment taxpayers, warning them not to miss the 31 January 2018 tax return deadline.

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Can Government tax breaks help stifle soaring property taxes?

The UK is levied more on property as a percentage of GDP than anywhere else in the world, according to a new report.

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SMEs are failing to embrace the internet

New research suggests that Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not taking full advantage of the sales, growth and networking opportunities offered by the internet.

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New efforts to crack down on scam HMRC text messages

In recent weeks, mobile phone operators have begun trialling new software and filters in hopes of eliminating the growing problem of scam text messages purporting to be from legitimate financial institutions such as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Apprenticeships fall sharply following levy introduction

The number of apprenticeships in the UK has fallen since the introduction of the Government’s controversial Apprenticeship Levy, a report has revealed.

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Sharp rise in corporation tax receipts

New research has revealed a sharp rise in the amount of corporation tax collected by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Brexit will have twice the impact on the northern economy compared to the south, says thinktank

Brexit will have double the impact on the north of England compared to the south, according to new research.

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2.1 million small businesses ‘yet to start a plan’ for the GDPR

More than two million UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have not yet begun preparing for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research has revealed.

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Hammond urged to support manufacturing in Autumn Budget

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to address the UK’s “productivity problem” by using this week’s Autumn Budget announcements to extend greater support to British manufacturers.

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Think tank calls for R&D tax credit reform

A key think tank has criticised the effectiveness of the research and development (R&D) tax credit scheme, after it claimed that 80 per cent of such studies are “deadweight”.

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