“Crunch time” to take action against late payments, say small businesses

Members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called for an “end” to late payments as they continue to threaten the survival of businesses up and down the country.

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Victims of scams to be refunded by banks

Thousands of people who fall victim to scams are to receive new protection, after a number of the UK’s biggest banks agreed to introduce a new code.

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HMRC exceeds prosecution referral target

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has exceeded its prosecution referral target for the year ending March 2018.

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Business rates appeal system requires “urgent reform”, says FSB

The number of bricks and mortar businesses challenging their business rates bills has dropped by 78 per cent, the latest figures have shown.

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Almost half of all UK SMEs think technology is more important to their business than people

Almost half of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that technology is more important to their business than people, according to new research.

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What happens if I want to plan ahead for retirement?

Thinking ahead when it comes to retirement planning is vital for anyone who wants to enjoy a financially comfortable life in their later years and pass on their legacy to the next generation in a tax-efficient and sensible way.

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Are you aware of the inheritance tax risks associated with gifting?

According to new research conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), only one in four people who make financial gifts are aware of the inheritance tax (IHT) risks.

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HMRC wins disguised remuneration disputes

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have been awarded the ruling in two cases involving disguised remuneration arrangements, reports have revealed. 

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Workers could be missing out by not checking personal tax accounts

According to the latest research from the Post Office, just under half (46 per cent) of workers have never checked their personal tax accounts.

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Businesses urged to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services

MPs have urged businesses to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services, with talk of the UK becoming a cashless society.

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