23 Dec 2016

Legal providers must do more to help small businesses, says regulator

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for legal service providers to provide greater transparency so that consumers and small businesses can more easily shop around for better deals.

22 Dec 2016

Wales set to receive income tax powers in 2019

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In a devolutionary deal similar to the one granted to the Scottish government, the Welsh government has been given new powers to set its own rates of income tax from April 2019, as part of an arrangement with the UK Treasury.

21 Dec 2016

Chancellor announces Spring Budget date

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that he will deliver the 2017 Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March.

20 Dec 2016

Businesses in the UK owe £1.8 billion in late corporation tax, research reveals

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UK businesses owe HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) a total of £1.8 billion in late corporation tax payments, research from financial supermarket Funding Options has revealed.

19 Dec 2016

Reviewing the changes to salary sacrifice

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An overview of the recent changes.

19 Dec 2016

Significant rise in amount generated by parking fines and charges, research suggests

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The amount of money councils generated from parking fines and charges has risen by more than £60 million over the past year, research published by the RAC Foundation has revealed.

16 Dec 2016

Finance Secretary uses Scottish Budget to outline tax changes

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Derek Mackay, Finance Secretary for Scotland, has delivered Scotland’s draft Budget, outlining a range of changes to both taxation and finance.

15 Dec 2016

Commission calls for government to act now on 5G networks

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The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published its final report into 5G and telecommunication technology, in which it calls for the government to take immediate action to ensure that the country is ready for the implementation of 5G mobile networks.

14 Dec 2016

CBI welcomes new government railway initiative

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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has welcomed the announcement of a new government initiative to improve rail services by bringing train and track operations closer together.

13 Dec 2016

Business disputes ‘costing small firms billions’, FSB suggests

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A new report published by the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed that commercial disputes are costing small businesses in England and Wales at least £11.6 billion each year.

12 Dec 2016

ONS launches new online tool to allow users to calculate gender pay gap

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The Office for National Statistics has launched a new online tool allowing users to calculate their gender pay gap by profession.

9 Dec 2016

ICAEW reminds employers to make use of tax break as seasonal celebrations commence

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is reminding employers holding a seasonal party to make use of a tax break which permits businesses to spend a specific tax-free amount per employee each year.

8 Dec 2016

New flood insurance scheme launched to help small businesses

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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has announced the launch of an insurance scheme to provide flood cover for businesses, after the government backed a similar scheme for homeowners earlier this year.

7 Dec 2016

UK private sector growth remains steady, CBI reveals

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Growth in the UK’s private sector remained steady in the three months to November, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).