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Government announce further support for UK businesses

Posted in Blog, Business Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 18 Apr, 2019

The Government has announced a further wave of financial support for UK businesses in a bid to ensure that innovative firms are able to access the finances they need to grow.

HMRC suffers defeat in an IR35 case

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax, Tax Blog, Tax News | Posted on 17 Apr, 2019

The presenter of television show Loose Women, Kaye Adams, has become the latest TV personality to win a case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over her employment status.

Cyber-crimes can affect any business

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Blog | Posted on 15 Apr, 2019

Nowadays every business relies on technology to some extent to perform their everyday business tasks.

Automatic enrolment contributions increase: what you need to do

Posted in Blog, Financial Planning, Guide, Pension, Pensions | Posted on 12 Apr, 2019

The minimum contribution you and your staff must pay into your automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme has increased.

Government names and shames high street giant over late payments

Posted in Blog, Business Blog, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 11 Apr, 2019

The Government’s Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal has named and shamed high street health food giant Holland & Barrett over their payment practices.

What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

Posted in Blog, Business Advice, Business Blog, Employees, SME, SMEs / Business | Posted on 10 Apr, 2019

The Government has recently implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As a result, businesses will be expected to familiarise themselves and implement…

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HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Advice, Business Blog, Exports, Government Funding, HMRC, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 8 Apr, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union…

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Latest trading figures “demonstrate the growing appetite for British produce outside of the EU”

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Blog, Business News, Economy, Exports | Posted on 5 Apr, 2019

The demand for UK goods and services “is growing across the globe”, a new study has revealed.

Government launches consultation on tackling SME R&D relief abuse

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Blog, Government Funding, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 4 Apr, 2019

The Government has launched a consultation on changes to research and development (R&D) tax credits which are intended to prevent businesses from abusing the scheme for small or medium-sized enterprises…

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Shoppers getting irritated with cash-only businesses

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Blog, Consumer Spending, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 3 Apr, 2019

SMEs and start-ups have less than five months to shift from taking cash only to accepting cards before a shopper’s expectations change. The higher demand in card payments by consumers is becoming a large…

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