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Almost one million taxpayers wrongly pursued by HMRC over late tax returns - 14 August 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has come under fire from MPs and tax and accounting bodies, after news emerged that almost one million innocent taxpayers had been wrongly pursued over late tax returns – with many even being hit with

Less than three per cent of SMEs financed through bank referral scheme - 11 August 2017

Less than three per cent of SMEs referred to ‘alternative’ lenders through the bank referral scheme have obtained finance, the Treasury has revealed.

SMEs urged to explore mobile marketing opportunities - 10 August 2017

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to explore digital and mobile marketing opportunities in order to remain competitive with larger firms and established brands in the digital age, a new study has found.

UK employees miss out on average pay rises as pay growth remains weak - 9 August 2017

According to the latest report from the Bank of England’s network of regional agents, employees are set to receive around a two to three per cent pay rise this year, which is small in comparison to previous years.

SMEs hit by cyber attacks could face hefty penalties under the GDPR - 8 August 2017

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that suffer data breaches of any kind after May 2018 could be hit with hefty penalties under the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Almost 90 per cent ‘dissatisfied’ with business rates appeals system - 7 August 2017

Almost 90 per cent of users are ‘dissatisfied’ with the UK’s existing system for appealing business rates decisions, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.

Over half of small firms cannot keep up with NLW increases, says FSB - 4 August 2017

A large majority (64 per cent) of small firms are struggling to meet the latest rise in the National Living Wage (NLW), new research has revealed.