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Pensioner income overtakes working households - 20 March 2017

A new study by the Resolution Foundation for the Intergenerational Commission has revealed that the income of pensioners has overtaken that of working age households for the first time. According to the report, entitled As Time Goes By, typical pensioner

Government offers tax allowance for pension advice - 20 March 2017

From April this year those saving into a pension will be able to access up to £1,500 from their pot, tax-free, to help them pay for financial advice. The new Pension Advice Allowance – announced in last year’s Autumn Statement

This is what entrepreneurs love about being their own boss - 17 March 2017

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have shared what they love about running their own business

Don’t get delayed over Easter weekend, say payment experts - 16 March 2017

Experts have urged businesses to “plan ahead” so that payments to staff and suppliers do not get delayed over the Easter weekend.

Parliament will not hike NICs for self-employed, says Chancellor - 15 March 2017

The Chancellor has today announced that the Government will not go ahead with planned hikes in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for self-employed workers. Last week Philip Hammond revealed that Class 4 NICs would increase from nine per cent to 10

Tesco to pay back staff following significant payroll error - 14 March 2017

One of Britain’s biggest businesses was left red-faced after it announced last week that it would be reimbursing 140,000 present and previous employees, following a mistake involving its payroll. The error could mean that Tesco pays a total of £10million

Row rages on over tax changes for the self-employed - 13 March 2017

Thousands of UK families who depend on a single self-employed wage could lose as much as a sixth of their income, new research suggests. The analysis by the House of Commons Library looked at the combined effect of the National

MP hits back following tax return row - 10 March 2017

The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, this week found himself at the centre of a spat over his tax affairs.

Increasing number of UK SMEs eyeing up international trade - 9 March 2017

A new study suggests that an increasing number of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are eyeing up international trade, and hoping to expand into both EU and non-EU markets. The research, carried out by Albion Ventures, found that SMEs’

Entrepreneurs lose out in Spring Budget, according to Watson Buckle - 8 March 2017

Delivering the last ever Spring Budget to Parliament the Chancellor said his announcement would set out a ‘brighter future’ for Britain. However, Bradford-based accountancy firm Watson Buckle said that the future wasn’t looking quite so bright for the UK’s business