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Interest rate hike just around the corner

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has hinted that an interest rate rise could be just around the corner.

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Mid-sized businesses to benefit from new HMRC service

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a brand new service for mid-size businesses, which it claims will help growing firms that are eyeing up expansion.

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Businesses urged to prioritise new £1 coin as co-circulation period ends

In just over two weeks, the old £1 coin will lose its status as legal tender, meaning shops and businesses will no longer be obliged to accept it.

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Creative sector outperforms others in higher growth and employment

According to the latest Bazalgette review, the creative sector is a leading UK industry in terms of higher growth and employment, bringing in over £87.5 billion for the UK economy.

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SRA publishes new social media guidance for solicitors

New guidance has been published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in recent days in relation to “inappropriate behaviour” on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter. It follows news that the regulator has experienced a ‘significant increase’ in

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Solicitors “missing out on business” by failing to follow-up clients

The legal sector is “missing out on business” by failing to follow up potential customers, a new study has revealed. Shopper Anonymous, which published the study, contacted a variety of law firms on 400 different occasions in person, by telephone,

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SRA urges solicitors not to charge “excessive fees” for work in relation to PPI mis-selling

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is calling on law firms to avoid charging “excessive fees” for claims in relation to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI). The calls come at a time when consumers are being urged to open

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Bradford accountants extend support to Marie Curie charity sports lunch

Members of staff from forward-thinking Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle recently attended a charity sports lunch in aid of Marie Curie Bradford Hospice.

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Self-employed workers may miss out on mortgages due to changes in delivery of SA302 forms

Self-employed workers in the UK have reported their struggles to acquire a mortgage, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) changed the way it issues details of tax calculations and tax year overviews for submission with mortgage applications. Until recently accountants

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Revenue’s crackdown on VAT evaders yields £3.4 billion from small and medium firms

New analysis of HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) data has revealed that the department collected an additional £3.4 billion from small and medium-sized businesses in the tax year to April 2017. Investigations in the 2016/17 tax year by HMRC’s compliance

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