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Government publishes advice on minimising gender pay gap image

Government publishes advice on minimising gender pay gap

18th February 2019

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published advice designed to help UK businesses to reduce their gender pay gap. The documents contain advice on which...

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HMRC reveals 700,000 couples are ‘missing out’ on Marriage Allowance

15th February 2019

HMRC has estimated that around 700,000 couples are ‘missing out’ on the Marriage Allowance, which could save them up to £238 in tax. Introduced...

BCC publishes list of 20 ‘unanswered’ ‘no deal’ Brexit questions

14th February 2019

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a list of 20 ‘unanswered, critical questions’ in relation to a 'no deal' Brexit scenario. The BCC’s...

Chancellor will be required to spend ‘billions’ to end austerity, says IFS image

Chancellor will be required to spend ‘billions’ to end austerity, says IFS

13th February 2019

In a new report, economic think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that Chancellor Philip Hammond will be required to spend ‘billions...

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Rise in probate fees to take effect despite opposition

12th February 2019

Government plans to increase probate fees are set to go ahead despite considerable opposition. Currently, for estates valued at over £5,000, a grant application...

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CIOT urges government to simplify Structures and Buildings Allowance

11th February 2019

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has urged the government to ‘simplify’ its new Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA). The SBA provides...

Study suggests UK workers ‘have already lost a week’s wages’ to Brexit image

Study suggests UK workers ‘have already lost a week’s wages’ to Brexit

8th February 2019

A study carried out by the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) has revealed that the average UK worker has...

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HMRC figures reveal an increase in first-time buyer relief claims

7th February 2019

Figures recently published by HMRC have revealed a 3% increase in the number of first-time buyer relief (FTBR) claims from the previous quarter, with 78% of transactions...

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HMRC warns businesses to prepare in the event of a 'no deal'

6th February 2019

The latest guidance to businesses in the event of the UK leaving the EU with ‘no deal’, includes updates on customs procedures, import & export registration...

ICAEW suggests confidence amongst businesses has ‘slumped’

6th February 2019

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has suggested that confidence amongst businesses has ‘slumped’ as a result of ongoing...

Almost a third of UK businesses ‘looking to relocate abroad due to Brexit’

5th February 2019

A survey conducted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that nearly a third of IoD members are looking to move their operations abroad due to the uncertainty...

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Treasury Committee launches business rates inquiry

4th February 2019

The Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK’s business rates system, in order to assess the impact of business rates on firms. The Committee...

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With 58 days to go: is Kent business prepared for Brexit?

30th January 2019

As Parliament sent Theresa May back to Brussels and expressed a desire to avoid ‘no deal’ last night, a group of Kent SMEs came together to...

IMF warns ‘no deal’ Brexit could ‘damage global economy’

28th January 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned the UK that a ‘no deal’ Brexit could ‘damage the global economy’. In a recently published...

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HMRC urges 3.5 million taxpayers to submit their tax return before deadline

25th January 2019

With less than a week to go until the deadline, HMRC has urged the 3.5 million taxpayers yet to file their self-assessment tax return to do so before 11:59pm on...

Businesses to begin disclosing climate change risks in annual reports

24th January 2019

According to research published recently by the Carbon Trust, 67% of UK businesses will begin to incorporate climate change risks and opportunities in their 2019...

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HMRC confirms Brexit will not affect roll-out of MTD for VAT

23rd January 2019

HMRC has confirmed that Brexit will not affect the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT). MTD for VAT is set to come into effect from 1 April...

Insolvency Service urges savers to ‘protect pension pots from investment scammers’ image

Insolvency Service urges savers to ‘protect pension pots from investment scammers’

22nd January 2019

The Insolvency Service has urged those saving for retirement to protect their pension pots from ‘investment scammers and negligent trustees’. Research...

Small business confidence ‘falls to lowest level since 2011’

21st January 2019

A survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that confidence amongst small firms has ‘fallen to its lowest level since 2011’. The...