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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What happens if I fall out with my Fellow shareholders?


Nobody goes into business expecting things to go wrong, but unfortunately, there are a number of reasons shareholders will fall out with one another – and even the smallest disputes can pose big problems to the wider business.

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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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HMRC to investigate cryptocurrency investors over tax payments, report reveals


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) plans to investigate cryptocurrency investors in a bid to crackdown on tax evasion, a report suggests.

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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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Half of all SMEs make VAT return mistakes


Half of all small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make errors when filing their VAT returns, according to the latest research.

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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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The number of company insolvencies reaches highest level in five years


The number of company insolvencies has reached the highest level since 2014, according to the latest data.

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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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New rules to crack down on ‘phoenix companies’ confirmed for April 2020


Company directors who attempt to “sidestep” their tax liabilities by forcing their company into insolvency will face tougher penalties from next year.

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HMRC investigates a quarter of estates that pay IHT


In the 2018 to 2019 tax year, HMRC opened 5,537 inheritance tax (IHT) investigations, which equated to almost a quarter (23 per cent) of the 22,000 estates on which the tax is applicable.

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