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Data reveals slow growth in UK economy

15 Jan 2019

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK economic growth decelerated in the three months to November 2018, expanding at its slowest pace in six months.

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SMEs 'waiting 43 days to be paid by government contractors', research suggests

14 Jan 2019

Research carried out by online business finance supermarket Funding Options has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have to wait an average of 43 days to be paid by government contractors.

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HMRC extends MTD for VAT pilot scheme to all eligible firms

11 Jan 2019

HMRC has extended its Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) pilot scheme to all eligible businesses.

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Ban on pensions cold-calling takes effect

10 Jan 2019

From 9 January 2019, the government's new ban on pensions cold-calling takes effect.

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Many firms 'actively tackling' gender pay gap, survey suggests

09 Jan 2019

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that 93% of UK firms are 'actively tackling' their gender pay gap.

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TUC report reveals household debt has 'hit new peak'

08 Jan 2019

A report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that UK household debt has 'reached new highs'.

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Experts call for introduction of 'pudding tax' to combat sugar consumption

07 Jan 2019

Public health experts have called for the government to introduce a so-called 'pudding tax' in order to help tackle high rates of sugar consumption amongst children.

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Data reveals significant number of taxpayers filed tax returns over festive period

04 Jan 2019

Data published by HMRC has revealed that more than 10,000 self assessment tax returns were filed over the festive period.

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New energy price cap comes into effect

03 Jan 2019

Around 11 million households could benefit from a new cap on energy prices, which came into effect on 1 January.

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Small business group calls for focus on 'domestic agenda' in New Year message

02 Jan 2019

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to re-focus on encouraging and supporting UK small businesses, rather than spending time on 'political infighting', in its New Year message.

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Your financial New Year's resolutions

31 Dec 2018

Creating some financial New Year's resolutions is a good way to help ensure that you are on course for a successful and profitable year ahead.

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Don't forget to file your self assessment tax return

28 Dec 2018

The deadline for submitting your 2017/18 self assessment tax return is midnight on 31 January 2019.

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Preparing your business for winter weather

27 Dec 2018

With the festive period underway, insurance company Axa has advised businesses to be prepared for 'severe weather conditions' during the winter months.

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Research suggests many UK small business owners 'will work on Christmas Day'

24 Dec 2018

Research carried out by Vistaprint has suggested that more than half of UK small business owners intend to work on Christmas Day.

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