UK businesses could lose £195 million per day in workplace productivity

According to new research, the UK economy could lose £195 million per day in wages because employees are spending an average of 1 hour 24 minutes every day being unproductive.

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Top tips to ensure your business is prepared for Brexit

The UK is currently scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on 31 October 2019. However, it is still unclear whether that will be with or without a deal.

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Weakness in business investment reflects Brexit uncertainty, says accountancy chief

Business investment has “dampened” as entrepreneurs are left in the dark over Brexit, a new analysis has revealed.

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Drunk people in the workplace cost UK economy £1.4 billion a year

New research has revealed that as many as 89,000 people are turning up to work hungover or under the influence of alcohol every day, costing the economy around £1.4 billion a year.

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ICAEW gives UK economy the green light

The UK economy has weathered the worst of the Brexit financial fallout and should be able to continue without “too much damage”, experts have said.

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Latest trading figures “demonstrate the growing appetite for British produce outside of the EU”

The demand for UK goods and services “is growing across the globe”, a new study has revealed.

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BCC “downgrades” UK economic growth in response to Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has this month downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy in response to “continued Brexit uncertainty”.

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Barclays announce £14 billion fund to support UK businesses

Barclays bank have announced plans for a major lending fund worth £14 billion pounds, which will help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to flourish once the UK has left the European Union (EU).

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BoE holds interest rates as businesses cut back on investment ahead of Brexit

The Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the UK interest rate at 0.75 per cent amid uncertainty about the potential nature and timing of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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Government announces consultation for plans to make HMRC a preferential creditor after insolvency

The Government has announced details of the first public consultation on its plans to make HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) a secondary preferential creditor for certain tax debts which are paid by employees and customers after the insolvency of a

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MP’s calling for more to be done to help the high street

MP’s are backing calls for changes to the current tax regime in a bid to halt the current decline in UK high streets and town centres and allow them to flourish in the future.

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Could corporation tax cuts lose the UK £6.2 billion a year?

Although the government has stated that cuts in corporation tax will ultimately increase revenue, HMRC has argued that it could actually cost the public around £6.2 billion a year.

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Employment and overall wages hit record highs

In November, Britain saw the largest rise in overall real wages since September 2016, raising the spending power of the average British worker to the highest it has been in two years.

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High Street sales continue to fall in December as retailers faced worst sales on record

For the sixth year in a row, sales have fallen on Britain’s high streets in December.

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Uncertainty stalling UK economic growth, warns BCC report

UK growth is stagnating as a result of heightened Brexit uncertainty and other economic pressures, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

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