Rural SMEs majorly disadvantaged by digital divide, shows report - 15 December 2017

More than one million homes and offices still struggle to get a “decent” broadband connection, according to a new report.

SME owners likely to work overtime at Christmas - 14 December 2017

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.

Bradford accountants back Christmas-themed charity campaign - 13 December 2017

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

State-funding should be reinstated for early-stage legal advice, says Law Society - 13 December 2017

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”

Concerns that solicitors are still unprepared for the GDPR - 13 December 2017

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

Law Society predicts rapid productivity growth in legal sector - 13 December 2017

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

Four in 10 business owners require support ahead of Making Tax Digital - 13 December 2017

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.

Self-assessment taxpayers urged to plan ahead amid HMRC telephone chaos - 12 December 2017

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

Digital skills crucial to SME success, says FSB - 11 December 2017

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’.

Indexation Allowance to be “removed” from next month - 8 December 2017

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”.