Construction industry VAT reverse charge to come into effect on 01 March, Government confirms

The delayed Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) VAT reverse charge will come into effect on 01 March 2021, it has been confirmed.

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EU exports halt as UK firms encounter extra charges

Due to the new trade rules that came into effect on 1 January 2021, many UK businesses, who export to the EU, have been hit by extra charges, taxes and paperwork. Some have stopped exports to the EU as a

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Advisory Fuel Rates: updates from 1 December 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated the Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which come into effect on 1 December 2020, for company car drivers requiring fuel costs from their employer. However, you can use the previous AFRs for up to

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Proposed R&D cap for SMEs published

On 12 November 2020, the details of the proposed Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Cap, which is due to come into effect on 1 April 2021, was published.

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Businesses return £215 million furlough payments to the Government

According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), more than £215 million of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been willingly returned to the Government by UK firms, out of £35.4 billion worth of claims up until 16 August.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rejects claims after employer accounting errors

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned businesses to get “their data right” or face delays receiving grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

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Only a quarter of eligible businesses registered for ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme

According to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), only a quarter of eligible businesses in the hospitality sector have signed up to the new ‘Eat out to help out scheme’.

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Businesses urged to apply for Companies House filing extension before deadline

Businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to request a Companies House filing extension before the deadline.

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Is your business ready for the payroll-year end?

With the payroll year-end fast approaching, you must ensure that your business is complying with the necessary payroll obligations.

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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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What happens if I don’t understand VAT?

What your business needs to know about VAT…

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TSB launches digital advice program to support SMEs

A nationwide programme has been launched by high street bank TSB in a bid to help improve the digital expertise of small business owners.

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“Crunch time” to take action against late payments, say small businesses

Members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called for an “end” to late payments as they continue to threaten the survival of businesses up and down the country.

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Business failure at highest levels since 2014, says FSB

The number of businesses who filed for insolvency increased by 6.3 per cent in the first three months of 2019, new figures have shown.

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UK outperforms every other EU economy in foreign direct investment

The UK has been confirmed as one of the top three investment destinations in the world, performing above all other major economies in the EU.

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