Millions raised through Bank Referral Scheme

More than £15 million in funding has been secured for businesses after they were rejected by their banks, new figures reveal.

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More Brits turning people in to HMRC for tax evasion

The number of calls to the UK tax authority’s fraud hotline doubled last year, with more than 40,000 tip-offs from informants claiming they are aware of someone they know not paying their taxes.

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SDLT receipts up year-on-year

The latest official data reveals that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collected £12.47 billion in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the year to the end of July. This is up from the £12.44 billion brought in during the same

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Small businesses must not ignore a “no-deal” Brexit, says FSB

News broke this week that the Government was preparing to release a raft of documents detailing what businesses should do in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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Study suggests SMEs need a helping hand with their finances

A new study suggests that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to keep on top of their day-to-day costs – and could use a helping hand in the finance department.

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More than a third of SMEs offering flexible working to reduce absenteeism, study finds

Over a third of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are offering flexible working hours in a bid to support their staff, compared to just under a quarter of larger firms.

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UK businesses boosted by £9 billion thanks to superfast broadband

New Government figures indicate that gaining access to faster broadband has boosted UK businesses by £9 billion.

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HMRC launches new customs service

Businesses trading internationally can now use the first iteration of the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

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Calls for SMEs to ‘go cashless’

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are facing mounting pressure to ‘go cashless’ and adopt new payments technology in order to keep up to speed with consumer trends.

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More than half of UK landlords are optimistic about outlook for buy to let market

A new survey has found that over half of landlords in the UK feel optimistic about the buy to let sector despite a raft of regulatory and tax changes introduced in recent years.

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