SME retailers expecting sales boost over Easter weekend, study finds

New research carried out by Royal Mail suggests that a quarter (25 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain’s retail sector are anticipating strong sales over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

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Businesses briefed on new ‘plastic tax’

The Government will introduce a new ‘plastic tax’ later this year providing it passes the consultation period, according to a new report.

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HMRC experimenting with robotics and AI

In recent days, it has emerged that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is investigating new ways in which robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to check the accuracy of tax returns.

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HMRC to help make tax system fairer

The Treasury has announced new legislation which is hoped to even the playing field for businesses trading in the UK and ensure that they all pay their fair share of tax.

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Three upcoming tax changes you may not have considered

As the UK tax year comes to an end, you may not have considered how the new devolved Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT) will affect you, your business or your family. Here are three things which you should know

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Are you ready for the new Customs Declaration Service?

HM Revenue & Customs has published a new report on how businesses can begin preparing for the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

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BCC predicts stronger UK growth forecast

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revised its GDP forecast for 2018 from 1.1 per cent to 1.4 per cent.

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Could the penny drop?

While the Chancellor’s first Spring Statement was a largely uneventful affair with no major tax or spending changes, he did announce a number of consultations, which provide an interesting insight into his future plans.

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IFS warns mega tax rises are required to cut deficit

In recent days, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has forecast that colossal tax rises will be required between now and 2025 in order to cut the UK’s deficit in line with Government pledges.

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Chancellor calls for views on plastic tax

While yesterday’s Spring Statement revealed little, it did call for views on how plastic taxes could help the environment.

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