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SME owners likely to work overtime at Christmas

A new study suggests that a sizeable proportion of British small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners will be forced to work overtime this Christmas due to mounting tax and administrative responsibilities.

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Bradford accountants back Christmas-themed charity campaign

Leading Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle is encouraging businesses and individuals to get involved with a brand new Christmas-themed charity campaign.

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State-funding should be reinstated for early-stage legal advice, says Law Society

Following the publication of a new report, the Law Society has called for state-funding for early-stage legal advice to be reinstated. The calls come amid concerns that such reforms could enable legal services consumers to resolve matters and disputes “sooner”

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Concerns that solicitors are still unprepared for the GDPR

Following the publication of recent research, concerns have been raised that many solicitors and law firms might not be fully prepared for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May next year. This is despite the fact

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Law Society predicts rapid productivity growth in legal sector

The Law Society has said that the legal sector will welcome substantial productivity growth if it embraces Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new technologies in the years ahead. According to reports, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales

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Four in 10 business owners require support ahead of Making Tax Digital

With Making Tax Digital set to change the way companies prepare their books from 2019, it’s vitally important that business owners acquaint themselves with digital accounting sooner rather than later.

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Self-assessment taxpayers urged to plan ahead amid HMRC telephone chaos

This time last week, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced on social media that ‘technical problems’ had caused its telephone lines to crash.

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Digital skills crucial to SME success, says FSB

A new study carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that almost a quarter (22 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are suffering from a so-called ‘digital skills shortage’.

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Indexation Allowance to be “removed” from next month

The Indexation Allowance, which provides tax-relief for companies’ capital gains, will be frozen from next month to bring the corporate system “into line with personal capital gains tax”.

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SMEs urged to explore international trade

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to explore export opportunities, after a recent business tracker found that the number of SMEs trading internationally had fallen.

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