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Employers cutting it fine in setting up workplace pension, says study - 19 April 2017

Almost one in six businesses are applying for a workplace pension after their staging date has passed, according to new research from Aviva. The study notes that this trend is on the rise, rising from 14 per cent the previous

IPSE urges contractors to check IR35 status with HMRC - 18 April 2017

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) is calling upon UK contractors to use the Government’s new IR35 status tool to ensure that they are paying the correct amount of tax. The calls follow important IR35 changes

Half of UK SMEs eyeing up imminent revenue growth, study finds - 13 April 2017

50 per cent of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expect to achieve revenue growth of 4 per cent or more before the end of the year, a new study suggests. The figures come from the latest American Express Global

Party leader dubs late payment “a national scandal” - 12 April 2017

Plans were outlined yesterday to crack down on the big name companies who fail to pay suppliers on time. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused some of Britain’s best-known businesses of putting inexcusable financial pressure on the nation’s small enterprises. Speaking

Landlords confused about recent tax changes - 11 April 2017

A new survey has revealed a worrying lack of awareness of recent changes to mortgage interest tax relief – which were phased in at the beginning of this month and affect most UK landlords.

45 per cent of British businesses ‘more ambitious’ than a year ago - 10 April 2017

A new study suggests that almost half of Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are ‘more ambitious’ today than they were in 2016. According to the 16th Ambition Index Report, commissioned by Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, 45 per cent

HMRC consultation seeks views on flat rate mileage and fuel expenses - 6 April 2017

Following Spring Budget 2017, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a new consultation into the taxation of employee expenses. The consultation is the latest stage of a four-year Government review programme, carried out in collaboration with the Office of