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Law Society predicts rapid productivity growth in legal sector - 13 December 2017

The Law Society has said that the legal sector will welcome substantial productivity growth if it embraces Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new technologies in the years ahead. According to reports, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales

Four in 10 business owners require support ahead of Making Tax Digital - 13 December 2017

With Making Tax Digital set to change the way companies prepare their books from 2019, it’s vitally important that business owners acquaint themselves with digital accounting sooner rather than later.

Self-assessment taxpayers urged to plan ahead amid HMRC telephone chaos - 12 December 2017

This time last week, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced on social media that ‘technical problems’ had caused its telephone lines to crash.

Digital skills crucial to SME success, says FSB - 11 December 2017

A new study carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that almost a quarter (22 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are suffering from a so-called ‘digital skills shortage’.

Indexation Allowance to be “removed” from next month - 8 December 2017

The Indexation Allowance, which provides tax-relief for companies’ capital gains, will be frozen from next month to bring the corporate system “into line with personal capital gains tax”.

SMEs urged to explore international trade - 7 December 2017

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to explore export opportunities, after a recent business tracker found that the number of SMEs trading internationally had fallen.

British territories included in EU tax haven crackdown - 6 December 2017

The European Union has published a list of “banned” tax havens as part of its efforts to crackdown on offshore tax avoidance – but has left many of the most renowned destinations off the register.

First-time buyers exempted from SDLT on homes up to £300,000 - 6 December 2017

First-time buyers across the UK are celebrating after the Government brought an immediate end to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on first home purchases on properties worth up to £300,000 – as well as savings on homes worth up to

Are interest rates on savings finally set to rise following change in the base rate? - 6 December 2017

In November, the Bank of England took the decision to raise its base rate for the first time in a decade, from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. While the increase may only be small, savers across the country

Women nearing retirement have half the savings of men - 6 December 2017

A committee of MPs has been told by a leading economist that women aged between 60 and 65 have on average less than half the pension pots of men of the same age. Michael Johnson, research fellow at the Centre