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Businesses get to grips with new employment costs

Posted in Business News | Posted on 15 Apr, 2019

Employers across the UK are starting April with a sudden increase in employment costs following a rise in workplace pension contributions and minimum wage costs. The sharp increase in expenditure on staff…

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Invoice fraud cost UK firms £93 million last year

Posted in Business News | Posted on 15 Apr, 2019

A recent survey conducted by UK Finance revealed that more than four in 10 UK businesses are unaware of the potential risks associated with invoice fraud. Last year these scams cost UK firms almost £93…

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Tax-free HMRC scheme assists families with childcare costs

Posted in Business News | Posted on 15 Apr, 2019

A Government scheme set up by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is advising parents to apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme, which provides contributions on savings used to cover childcare costs. Research…

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UK SMEs hit by £17.4 billion cybercrime bill in 2018

Posted in Business News | Posted on 15 Apr, 2019

New research from internet service provider, Beaming, has revealed that in 2018 UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were affected by cybercrime to the tune of £17.4 billion. Business cybercrime…

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ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly wins important IR35 appeal

Posted in Business News | Posted on 15 Apr, 2019

Lorraine Kelly has won an appeal against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) at a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) following a £1.2 million demand for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs)….

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Are you registered for Making Tax Digital yet?

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

Launched on 1 April 2019, most VAT registered businesses are now required to comply with the new Making Tax Digital for VAT regime. However, many businesses may not be aware that they are required to register…

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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.

Spring Statement 2019

Posted in Business News | Posted on 13 Mar, 2019

On any other day, the Chancellor’s Spring Statement would have dominated the headlines. However, with the UK’s scheduled withdrawal from the EU just days away, and the Prime Minister’s…

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New research has discovered the fastest growing UK industries for women

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Advice, Business Blog, Business News, Employees, SMEs / Business | Posted on 6 Mar, 2019

Marking International Women’s Day 2019, a study has explored labour market data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal where new opportunities are opening up for women and where potential new…

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UK Finance launches campaign in bid to help SMEs prepare for Brexit

Posted in Blog, Brexit, Business, Business Advice, Business Blog, Business News, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 27 Feb, 2019

UK Finance announced a national campaign encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prepare for the potential changes and opportunities brought about by the UK’s departure from the EU.