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14 Nov 2018

Government urges small businesses to utilise broadband vouchers

The government is urging small businesses to make use of so-called 'broadband vouchers', which are worth £2,500.

13 Nov 2018

Committee launches inquiry into banks' treatment of vulnerable customers

The Treasury Committee has launched a new inquiry into whether UK banks are doing enough to help vulnerable customers.

12 Nov 2018

Restricted access to finance 'holding back UK economy', FSB warns

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that UK economic growth is being 'restricted' by limited access to alternative finance options for small businesses.

09 Nov 2018

HMRC sends MTD for VAT communications to affected businesses

HMRC recently started to send out so-called 'encouragement letters' to businesses within the scope of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT).

08 Nov 2018

Prime Minister establishes five 'Brexit business councils'

Prime Minister Theresa May has created five new 'Brexit business councils', which will provide UK firms with advice and support in regard to creating the 'best business conditions' post-Brexit.

07 Nov 2018

Government unveils changes to probate fees

The government has unveiled significant changes to probate fees, which could result in owners of high-value properties paying nearly £6,000 more.

06 Nov 2018

HMRC delays reform of late payment penalty regime

HMRC has further delayed the planned reform of the late payment penalty regime.

05 Nov 2018

ONS data reveals gender pay gap has fallen to its 'lowest level yet'

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the gender pay gap has fallen to its 'lowest level yet'.

02 Nov 2018

PAC warns 'cracks showing' in HMRC's performance ahead of Brexit

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that 'cracks are showing' in HMRC's performance ahead of Brexit, which is set to take place on 29 March 2019.

01 Nov 2018

UK late payment culture 'showing signs of improvement', research reveals

The so-called late payment culture in the UK is 'showing signs of improvement', according to research carried out by invoicing solutions firm Tungsten Network.

31 Oct 2018

Chancellor 'gambled with public finances' in Budget, states IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that Chancellor Philip Hammond 'gambled' with public finances in the 2018 Autumn Budget.

30 Oct 2018

2018 Autumn Budget: Chancellor unveils Digital Services Tax

In his 2018 Autumn Budget speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a so-called 'Digital Services Tax', which will require certain digital businesses to pay tax on sales generated in the UK.

30 Oct 2018

View our 2018 Autumn Budget Report

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his 2018 Autumn Budget speech yesterday, outlining a range of tax and financial measures.

29 Oct 2018

Hammond delivers pre-Brexit Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second Autumn Budget, exactly five months before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

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