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Government introduces new legislation designed to 'upgrade workers' rights'

17 Dec 2018

New legislation designed to 'upgrade workers' rights' has been introduced by the government.

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UK SMEs 'unmindful of risks posed by cyber-attacks', poll suggests

14 Dec 2018

A poll commissioned by insurance firm Aon has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are 'unmindful of the risks' that cyber-attacks and data breaches pose to their business.

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Finance Secretary for Scotland outlines tax plans in Scottish Budget

13 Dec 2018

In his draft Budget, Derek Mackay, the Finance Secretary for Scotland, outlined his plans for Scottish taxation and spending.

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Redesign tax system to help 'fight against climate change', says ACCA

12 Dec 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has published a report calling on governments to help tackle climate change by redesigning their tax systems.

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Business groups react to Brexit deal vote delay

11 Dec 2018

Business groups have responded to the postponing of the vote on the draft Brexit deal.

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Confidence amongst small businesses 'falls to seven-year low'

10 Dec 2018

Confidence amongst UK small businesses has 'fallen to its lowest point since 2011', the quarterly Small Business Index (SBI) published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed.

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'Bad payment practices lead to SME failures', report suggests

07 Dec 2018

A new report published by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has highlighted how 'bad payment practices' have led to the 'failure' of many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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UK businesses urged to prepare now for potential 'no deal' Brexit

06 Dec 2018

HMRC has written to 145,000 UK businesses to urge them to begin preparing now for a potential 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

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Report suggests HMRC 'treating taxpayers unfairly'

05 Dec 2018

A report published by the Economic Affairs Committee has suggested that HMRC is 'treating taxpayers unfairly', and has called for the Revenue's tax avoidance and evasion powers to be reviewed.

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ICAEW urges employers to consider the tax implications of a seasonal party

04 Dec 2018

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged employers to consider the tax implications associated with a seasonal party.

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Prime Minister backs 'Pensions Dashboards' initiative

03 Dec 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her commitment to the launch of the so-called 'Pensions Dashboards' initiative.

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'Improve employees' digital skills via apprenticeships', organisation urges employers

30 Nov 2018

Research carried out by not-for-profit organisation The 5% Club has suggested that apprenticeships or training schemes could help to improve employees' digital skills.

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HMRC writes to taxpayers ahead of introduction of Welsh rates of income tax

29 Nov 2018

HMRC has started to write to taxpayers ahead of the introduction of the Welsh rates of income tax (WRIT) on 6 April 2019.

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Late payments and restricted access to finance 'impacting firms' ability to grow'

28 Nov 2018

A survey carried out by data provider Dun & Bradstreet has suggested that small firms' plans for growth are being adversely affected by late payments and restricted access to finance.

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