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FSB launches campaign to ‘address health and wellbeing’ of UK small businesses

20th September 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new campaign which aims to ‘promote the benefits of a positive approach to wellbeing’ amongst...

Businesses urge government to make ‘urgent progress’ during upcoming Brexit talks

19th September 2017

More than 100 UK businesses have signed a letter to the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, urging him to ensure that “urgent progress” is made in the next...

Paper identification documents ‘should be replaced with digital equivalent’

18th September 2017

Paper identification documents, such as passports, should be replaced with a digital alternative, the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has stated. According to research...

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TUC calls for National Minimum Wage rates increases for younger workers

15th September 2017

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to raise the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for younger workers. Young employees are ‘at...

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Accountants 10k hike pushing wheelbarrows of plants to raise funds for Bexley Hospice

14th September 2017

An intrepid group of accountants from Sidcup in Kent have completed an unusual challenge which saw them walk 10km pushing wheelbarrows full of plants to raise funds...

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New £10 note enters circulation

14th September 2017

The new polymer £10 note has entered circulation in England and Wales. The note has been issued by the Bank of England (BoE) and depicts author Jane Austen...

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Chancellor announces Autumn Budget date

13th September 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver the Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November. The Autumn Budget will be the second Budget to be delivered...

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Backdated ‘staircase tax’ bills ‘unfair’ to small businesses

12th September 2017

The Head of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan, has labelled the sending of backdated business rates bills to small businesses with offices on multiple...

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Government publishes Finance Bill 2017-19

11th September 2017

The government published Finance Bill 2017-19 on 8 September, reintroducing key legislative measures that were previously dropped from Finance Bill 2017 as a result...

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Allow older individuals to fund business start-ups from pension pots, urges IoD

8th September 2017

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has urged the government to permit older individuals to withdraw money from their pension pots in order to fund a new business. The...

More than £1 billion spent with SMEs via Digital Marketplace, official data shows

7th September 2017

Figures published by the Government Digital Service have revealed that the public sector has spent more than £1 billion with small and medium-sized enterprises...

Report suggests UK economic model needs ‘fundamental reform’

6th September 2017

A report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has suggested that the UK’s economic model requires ‘radical reform’. Living...

Economists rule out interest rate rise

5th September 2017

A survey carried out by the BBC has revealed that economists in the UK do not expect an interest rate rise until ‘at least 2019’. Economists believe...

TUC suggests robots and artificial intelligence could help to reduce state pension age

4th September 2017

A report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that future increases in the state pension age could be stopped through the use of ‘economic...

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Data reveals significant fall in amount saved in cash ISAs

1st September 2017

The amount of money savers put into cash Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) has fallen, data published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed. During 2016/17,...

BRC urges government to secure advantageous Brexit customs deal

31st August 2017

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged the government to secure an advantageous customs deal with the EU ahead of Brexit in 2019. The BRC warned that agreements...

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UK businesses ‘hit by rising employment costs’, BCC finds

30th August 2017

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that four in five businesses in the UK have been affected by rising costs generated as...

Treasury urges businesses to ‘remain vigilant’ when returning old £1 coins

29th August 2017

UK businesses have been urged by the Treasury to ‘remain vigilant’ when sending old £1 coins back to cash centres. The warning came as cash management...

Government outlines plans for data sharing between UK and EU post-Brexit

25th August 2017

The government has outlined new arrangements for the protection and exchange of personal data between the UK and the EU once Britain has left the bloc in 2019. A...

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Raising top tax rate could generate ‘uncertain’ consequences, IFS states

24th August 2017

An analysis carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that raising the higher income tax rate to 50% could create uncertain financial consequences...

Brexit taking its toll on employers’ confidence levels, survey suggests

23rd August 2017

A survey carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has suggested that employer confidence in the UK economy has moved into negative territory...

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Government unveils ban on pensions cold-calling

22nd August 2017

The government has unveiled a new ban on pensions cold-calling, in order to protect savers from being targeted by ‘unscrupulous pension scammers’. In...