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Business groups set out Autumn Budget wish lists - 16 October 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to support Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the upcoming Autumn Budget announcements.

Banks crackdown on lending ahead of consumer debt crisis - 13 October 2017

Banks will crackdown on unsecured lending to households – amid concerns that the consumer debt crisis is spiralling out of control.

Forward-thinking Bradford accountancy firm launches new cloud accounting service - 12 October 2017

Leading Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle has unveiled its brand new cloud accounting service, WB Connect. The forward-thinking firm, which was recently appointed Bradford’s first QuickBooks Platinum ProAdviser, has long supported clients of all shapes and sizes with the very

IMF suggests raising top rates of tax in developed countries - 12 October 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed that some “rich countries” could, in theory, raise income taxes without harming economic performance.

SMEs set to boost the economy - 11 October 2017

A new study suggests contributions from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK’s top ten cities will grow by an average of 19 per cent.

Controversial “flexible court hours” scheme put on hold - 11 October 2017

A controversial “flexible court hours” scheme that was due to be imminently rolled out across several jurisdictions has now been put on hold by the Government. The plans, which are heavily opposed by the legal sector, will see the crown

Solicitors could face hefty tax bills following FTT judgment - 11 October 2017

Concerns have been raised that solicitors and law firms could face huge tax bills, after a First-Tier Tribunal ruled that VAT is payable in relation to electronic local authority property searches carried out by third-party firms. In the case in

CMA gets green light to reform price transparency in legal sector - 11 October 2017

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) the green light to proceed with plans to improve price transparency in the legal sector. It said the CMA’s proposals “represent a sufficient starting point for the

Britain draws “record-breaking” number of tourists - 10 October 2017

The UK tourism industry is “booming”, with the island expecting to see nearly 40 million overseas visitors by the end of this year.

New Bank of England rules for landlords with multiple properties - 10 October 2017

As of 1 October 2017, new Bank of England rules are in force which affect any landlords with four properties or more that wish to apply for a new buy-to-let mortgage, or to refinance an existing property. Due to concerns