What happens if I want to prepare my business for sale?

Business owners that choose to sell their business will face a number of tax challenges, which is why it is wise to plan ahead well in advance. It is important to be aware of the rules governing Capital Gains Tax

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Stamp Duty relief saves first-time buyers £426 million

More than 180,500 first-time buyers have saved on purchasing their first home since the introduction of Stamp Duty Land Tax relief, new figures reveal. The data, published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), shows that the estimated total amount saved

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Cyber security ‘top priority’ for more than half of SMEs

Almost half (49 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are prioritising investing in cyber security and cloud software this year, a new study has revealed.

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HMRC inundated with SDLT queries

Reports suggest that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is being inundated with queries about Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) – and is failing to reply to customers within an adequate timeframe.

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UK economic growth robust, study finds

The latest data from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) suggests that UK economic growth is robust, and continues to be driven by flourishing export activity spurred on by the weak pound.

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Business managers favour trade deals and freedom of movement, says CBI study

Almost three-quarters of business managers think a Brexit deal that secures access to the single market would be the best outcome of the upcoming negotiations, a study has revealed.

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What company directors need to know about new anti-money laundering rules coming this June

The Government has warned companies to be aware of important anti-money laundering rule changes coming this summer. From June 26, people with significant control (PSC) will no longer be updated on the confirmation statement (CS01). Directors should instead inform Companies

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IPSE urges contractors to check IR35 status with HMRC

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) is calling upon UK contractors to use the Government’s new IR35 status tool to ensure that they are paying the correct amount of tax. The calls follow important IR35 changes

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Farm borrowing doubles

According to recent Bank of England statistics, British farmers owe their banks £1.5bn more than they did at this time last year and almost double what they owed in 2005, hitting a record high of £17.7bn of borrowing in the

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Dairy support payments coming early

European Union support payments have started arriving two weeks earlier than normal to help hard-pressed dairy farmers with their cash flow, according to an announcement by farming minister George Eustice.

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Founding Father of Football and Smailes Goldie

Today (December 14th) ahead of the Premier League fixture against Stoke City, at the KC Stadium, Hull City AFC are set to hold an Ebenezer Morley Day, in recognition of Hull’s proud association with the Founding Father of football.

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