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Experts predict record tax take as landlords look to offload rental property

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) stands to break records this year as sales on houses and flats generate a record amount of tax.

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Watch out for ‘aggressive’ HMRC scams

Taxpayers are being reminded to be on the lookout for scam telephone calls, emails and text messages purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), amid concerns that such ‘scams’ are growing increasingly aggressive.

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SMEs hoping to increase international sales this year

Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are hoping to increase international sales this year, a new study has revealed.

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Companies House makes changes to protect directors from identity fraud

The Government will make Companies House safer to use following research that directors are “disproportionally” targeted by identity thieves.

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Wages and productivity on the rise, new data reveals

New figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week have revealed that UK productivity has increased sharply in the last two quarters, while wage growth experienced a sudden surge in the three months to December.

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Businesses at “considerable risk” by not planning for future

Just four in 10 family business owners have any form of succession planning in place, according to a new study.

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Anyone who registered an LPA within the last four years could be entitled to a fee refund

British adults who have registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at some point within the last four years could be entitled to a partial refund on any fees paid to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), it has

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Spring statement will contain ‘no tax changes or spending increases’, Treasury confirms

A spokesperson on behalf of the Treasury has confirmed that next month’s Spring Statement will be limited to updated economic forecasts only and will not contain any major tax changes or spending increases.

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RSA explores idea of Universal Basic Income

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has published proposals exploring the idea of a Universal Basic Income.

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Two in five SMEs expecting growth in next few months

A new report suggests that almost two fifths (39 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are anticipating strong growth over the next few months.

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