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Labour party announce plans to increase corporation tax - 10 May 2017

The Labour party will increase the rate of corporation tax to boost funding for schools, it has been announced. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would increase corporation tax from 19 per cent to 26 per cent by the

Start-up and small businesses shying away from exports, study reveals - 9 May 2017

Start-up and small businesses are shying away from export opportunities and favouring UK-only trade, a new report reveals. The comments come from the International Business and Economics Research Group (IBERG) at Sheffield Hallam University, which recently published a comprehensive study

SMEs not noticing cyber-attacks ‘until it is too late’ - 8 May 2017

A new study suggests that an increasing number of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are falling victim to cyber-crime – and many are failing to recognise they have been hit by an attack until it is too late. According

Service sector growth runs away in April - 5 May 2017

The UK’s service sector has finally picked up after a miserable start to the year, a new study has revealed. The research, published by IHS Markit, found that the industry grew to 55.8 points. Anything above 50 on its purchasing

Taxpayer complaints about HMRC taking up to a year or more to be resolved, data reveals - 4 May 2017

An increasing number of UK taxpayers are having to wait up to a year – or sometimes even longer – for complaints about HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to be resolved. The news comes at a time when the tax

Poor growth attributed to poor lending, suggests expert - 3 May 2017

Onlookers groaned as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its quarterly GDP figures earlier this week, with the report indicating a significant slowdown in overall growth. At just 0.3 per cent, the figures revealed the slowest rate of growth

Prime Minister “won’t be increasing VAT” if Conservatives win General Election - 2 May 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that the Conservative Government will not increase VAT for the next five years if the party wins the upcoming General Election on 8 June. However, the PM has refused to confirm whether other levies