Business hopes up ahead of holidays

Business owners are more confident in the future of the British economy than they have been in the past five months, according to new research.

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SMEs concerned about cash flow

A new study suggests that many small businesses are concerned about their cash flow.

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HMRC warns about new tax scam costing victims thousands

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning about a new tax scam tricking victims into handing over thousands of pounds.

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HMRC to address concerns raised about proposed MTD penalty model

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that will address a number of concerns raised by tax and accountancy bodies regarding its newly-unveiled Making Tax Digital (MTD) penalty regime.

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Proposed auto-enrolment changes “will burden small firms,” says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has voiced concerns that proposed changes to auto-enrolment pensions will weigh heavily on the finances of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Rural SMEs majorly disadvantaged by digital divide, shows report

More than one million homes and offices still struggle to get a “decent” broadband connection, according to a new report.

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SME owners likely to work overtime at Christmas

A new study suggests that a sizeable proportion of British small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners will be forced to work overtime this Christmas due to mounting tax and administrative responsibilities.

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Four in 10 business owners require support ahead of Making Tax Digital

With Making Tax Digital set to change the way companies prepare their books from 2019, it’s vitally important that business owners acquaint themselves with digital accounting sooner rather than later.

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Self-assessment taxpayers urged to plan ahead amid HMRC telephone chaos

This time last week, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced on social media that ‘technical problems’ had caused its telephone lines to crash.

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Digital skills crucial to SME success, says FSB

A new study carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that almost a quarter (22 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are suffering from a so-called ‘digital skills shortage’.

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