Get up to speed with new off-payroll working rules

Ahead of the introduction of the new off-payroll working rules, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a factsheet outlining the changes and what they mean for small businesses.

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One in five workers looking to start a business in 2020

According to new research by accounting software provider FreeAgent, one in five (22 per cent) UK employees plan to become their own boss during 2020.

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Calls for Government to do more to protect workers from underpayment

The Resolution Foundation is leading calls for the Government to improve the enforcement of the minimum wage after it emerged that only one in eight firms breaking the rules are being caught by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

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HMRC winding up petitions reach four year high

According to the latest official figures, the number of companies that were wound up last year following intervention from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reached the highest level for four years.

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Businesses urge Government to negotiate post Brexit trade deals

Businesses are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to begin negotiations on the terms of the UK’s future relationships with the European Union (EU) after Brexit.

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A quarter of SMEs fear they will go bust within five years

According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust within the next five years.

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Government to simplify corporate tax regime for small businesses

The Treasury has today responded to the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) major new report, simplifying tax for smaller businesses.

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Government announces £56 million funding to boost business productivity

The Government has launched a new £56 million wave of funding in a bid to boost productivity throughout the UK economy.

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BRC leading calls for more to be done to protect the retail industry

According to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), there were around 85,000 job losses in the retail sector in the past year.

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Government awards £2 million fund to help solve problems faced by small businesses

The Government has announced that a £2 million fund is to be distributed in a bid to help address many of the common problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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SMEs are losing money by not having a website

According to new research, UK based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on thousands of pounds each month due to a lack of online presence.

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Businesses taking extra cash-flow measures ahead of Brexit

According to the latest research, small business owners are increasing the amount of cash they’re holding in current accounts ahead of Brexit.

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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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