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ICAEW calls on Chancellor to ‘improve productivity’ in forthcoming Budget - 2 March 2017

In a formal letter addressed to Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of his Budget announcements on 8 March, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is calling for changes to a number of upcoming reforms. ICAEW chief executive

Government to teach millions of businesses digital skills by 2020 - 1 March 2017

The Government has today announced its intent to keep British business at the forefront of the “digital revolution”. It says it will offer digital skills to “millions of individuals, charities, and businesses” by 2020. It has also announced the development

HMRC defends ‘confusing’ IR35 changes - 28 February 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has responded to criticisms over its forthcoming reforms to IR35, which will see public sector companies such as recruitment agencies responsible for determining whether contractors operating through personal service companies (PSCs) are caught by IR35.

Customer service standards slipping at HMRC, study suggests - 27 February 2017

Customer satisfaction with the services provided by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is slipping, a new study suggests.

Business rates due a complete overhaul, say industry bodies - 24 February 2017

Trade bodies have called for a total rethink on Business Rates following research showing that thousands of businesses could close after April’s revaluation.

HMRC defends Making Tax Digital timescale at House of Lords - 23 February 2017

Taxpayers, businesses and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) alike will “learn very quickly” from the Government’s year-long Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot scheme, which will be phased in from April this year. The comments come from Jim Harra, director general

Large companies must reveal how quickly they pay suppliers, Government announce - 22 February 2017

From 06 April 2017, all large companies with a turnover of £36 million or more will be forced to publish twice-yearly payment practice reports. Experts estimate that the ‘Duty to Report’ legislation, which will force LLPs and companies to detail