More than 2,800 retail stores closed during first half of 2019

According to the latest industry research, around 16 shops are closing every single day on UK high streets as retailers look to restructure their businesses and adapt to increased levels of online shopping.

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Government delays domestic VAT reverse charge until October 2020

The Government has announced that it will delay the implementation of the domestic VAT reverse charge for building and construction services by a year.

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New council to increase access to small business finance, says minister

A new enterprise scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to access finance and take advantage of post-Brexit business opportunities, it has been revealed.

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Government launches £10 million Brexit Readiness Fund

The Government has launched a £10 million Brexit readiness fund that will help provide support for businesses who are preparing for Brexit ahead of the 31 October deadline.

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Late payments causing businesses more problems than last year

According to the latest research from the Independent Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), late payments are more of a problem for businesses than they were last year.

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Burgeoning costs of employment forcing small businesses to cut back on investment

The rising legal minimum wage is forcing small businesses to cut back on investment and reduce headcount, a new study has revealed.

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Thousands of businesses struggling to get to grips with MTD

According to the latest industry research, thousands of businesses are struggling to get to grips with Making Tax Digital (MTD).

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Top industries for employer pension contributions revealed

Preparing for life after work has become one of the most important considerations for workers as they bid to secure their financial future.

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Government encouraging SMEs to sign up for funding to help with Brexit

The Government is encouraging UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to register for funding to help them cope with a new customs system following a potential no-deal Brexit.

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Millions of workers boosting incomes through side businesses

According to the latest research, millions of British workers are boosting their income through ‘side hustles’.

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Freeports to “boost investment” in UK after Brexit, say policymakers

The Government will establish 10 new ‘Freeports’ in a bid to boost growth and encourage trade after the UK leaves the EU.

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Best UK cities for female entrepreneurship revealed

According to the latest research by Clydesdale Bank Yorkshire Bank (CYBG), Bristol and Sheffield are the two best cities in the UK for female entrepreneurs.

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Workers missing out on £140 million in unclaimed expenses

New research has revealed that workers in the UK choose to miss out on £140 million a year in unclaimed work expenses, rather than go through the complex expense claim process.

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VAT Reverse Charge for building and construction services – What you need to know

In an attempt to tackle fraud in the construction industry, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is be introducing a domestic reverse charge which will take effect from October 2019.

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Three-quarters of SMEs are afraid of chasing late payments, according to new research

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fear taking action over late payments, according to a new white paper published by Paul Uppal MP, the Small Business Commissioner.

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