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Broadband speeds for UK households and small businesses are ‘51% slower than advertised’

22nd May 2018

Research conducted by consumer group Which? has revealed that, on average, many UK households and small businesses only receive half the broadband speed they pay...

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Significant number of UK employees worked from home in 2017, TUC reveals

21st May 2018

An analysis carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that 6.1% of UK employees regularly worked from home in 2017. In comparison, 5.1% worked...

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HMRC adds two new software providers to Making Tax Digital pilot

18th May 2018

HMRC has added two new software providers to its Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax pilot scheme, bringing the current total to four. The software providers...

UK workers will require pension pot of ‘at least’ £260,000, says study image

UK workers will require pension pot of ‘at least’ £260,000, says study

17th May 2018

A study carried out by insurers Royal London has suggested that UK workers will require a pension pot of ‘at least’ £260,000 to ensure a comfortable...

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UK set to experience ‘strong growth in demand for labour’ in second quarter of 2018

16th May 2018

A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has suggested that the UK is on course to experience ‘strong growth’...

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Survey suggests millennials feel ‘under most pressure’ at work

15th May 2018

A survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health First Aid England has suggested that millennials feel under the most pressure at work when compared...

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Business group brands UK wage squeeze ‘worst in modern history’

14th May 2018

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has branded the UK’s current ‘wage squeeze’ as the ‘worst in modern history’. An analysis of Office...

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Many individuals believe self-employment has ‘improved quality of life’, survey finds

11th May 2018

A survey carried out by AXA Business Insurance has revealed that a significant number of self-employed individuals believe that working for themselves has ‘improved...

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Interest rates on hold following the Beast from the East

10th May 2018

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, announced today that interest rates would remain at 0.5%. Nick Paterno, managing partner at McBrides Chartered...

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HMRC issues warning over tax refund scams

10th May 2018

HM Revenue and Customs has issued a warning to taxpayers regarding the latest tax refund scams, which are targeting individuals via email and SMS messages. As HMRC...

Car insurance costs proving a ‘significant burden’ for young drivers

9th May 2018

Young drivers in the UK are facing significant challenges as a result of high car insurance premiums, according to a recent report by comparison website Comparethemarket.com The...

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New digital pension schemes service is delayed

8th May 2018

The launch of the government’s new digital pension scheme platform has been delayed, HMRC has announced. Under the new system, HMRC is moving pension scheme...

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Brexit causes HMRC to delay Making Tax Digital for individuals

4th May 2018

HMRC have delayed the full roll-out of Making Tax Digital (MTD) while the UK prepares to leave the EU in 2019. MTD for individuals was scheduled to take effect...

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Think tank proposes replacing inheritance tax with ‘Lifetime Receipts Tax’

3rd May 2018

In a new report, think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that inheritance tax (IHT) should be abolished, and be replaced by a new ‘Lifetime Receipts...

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Late payments ‘remain a real problem’ for SMEs, research finds

2nd May 2018

Late payments ‘remain a real problem’ for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research carried out by accounting software company Xero has...

‘Avalanche of cuts’ affecting UK economy, says TUC

1st May 2018

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that growth in the UK economy is being adversely affected by an ‘avalanche of cuts’. Preliminary estimates...

UK businesses ‘targeting international trade’ as part of growth plans, survey suggests

30th April 2018

A survey carried out by distribution group CitySprint has suggested that UK firms are considering trading internationally in order to grow and expand their business. The...

Abolition of stamp duty for first-time homebuyers ‘benefits 69,000 households’ image

Abolition of stamp duty for first-time homebuyers ‘benefits 69,000 households’

27th April 2018

The abolition of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for first-time homebuyers of properties worth under £300,000 has ‘benefitted 69,000 households’, government...

‘Time running out’ for SMEs to prepare for introduction of GDPR, says FSB

26th April 2018

With less than one month until the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned small and...

Report finds identity fraud ‘on the rise’ in the UK

25th April 2018

A new report published by fraud prevention service Cifas has revealed that 2017 had the ‘highest number of identity fraud cases ever recorded’. Cifas...

Cost of Brexit ‘divorce bill’ still unclear, says NAO

24th April 2018

The National Audit Office (NAO) has stated that the final cost of the UK’s Brexit ‘divorce bill’ remains ‘uncertain’. There are many...

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Men ‘getting better state pension deal’ than women, research suggests

23rd April 2018

Research carried out by Which? has suggested that men get a ‘better state pension deal’ than women, with men receiving almost £29,000 more than...