Business News

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17 Dec 2018

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

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

14 Dec 2018

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

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.

13 Dec 2018

Finance Secretary for Scotland outlines tax plans in Scottish Budget

Derek Mackay has outlined his plans for Scottish taxation and spending.

12 Dec 2018

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

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants has called on governments to help tackle climate change by redesigning their tax systems.

11 Dec 2018

Business groups react to Brexit deal vote delay

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

10 Dec 2018

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

Confidence amongst UK small businesses has 'fallen to its lowest point since 2011', according to the latest quarterly Small Business Index.

07 Dec 2018

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

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

06 Dec 2018

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

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

05 Dec 2018

Report suggests HMRC 'treating taxpayers unfairly'

A report from 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.

04 Dec 2018

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

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

03 Dec 2018

Prime Minister backs 'Pensions Dashboards' initiative

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

30 Nov 2018

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

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.

29 Nov 2018

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

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

28 Nov 2018

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

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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