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The future of company vehicles - 8 November 2017

The UK Government has pledged that by 2040 all new cars sold will need to be either electric or some form of plug-in hybrid. However, before this deadline was even announced many within the motor industry believed that by 2025

Deadline to comply with new trusts rules extended by two months - 8 November 2017

The deadline to register trusts and estates under new rules has been extended by two months, following complaints that the original deadline was too ambitious, potentially leaving many unable to comply. Under the new rules, trusts and estates that have

OECD calls on UK to increase tax on self-employed - 8 November 2017

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on the UK Government to revive its plans to increase National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. Earlier this year, during the Spring Budget, the Chancellor of

Cybersecurity failings are rife amongst UK SMEs - 8 November 2017

UK-based SMEs are not doing enough to ensure the data they hold is secure, it has been reported. Findings from a newly-published report show that more than two out of three SMEs considered that there was room for improvement in

Treasury to consider extending controversial IR35 rules - 31 October 2017

Concerns are mounting that many self-employed freelancers could be hit by a new tax crackdown, after the Treasury announced it was considering extending HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new off-payroll rules to the private sector.

SMEs set to boost the economy - 11 October 2017

A new study suggests contributions from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK’s top ten cities will grow by an average of 19 per cent.

Inaugural Autumn Budget date announced - 10 October 2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced that the first Autumn Budget to take place since the set-piece statement’s move to the end of the year will be on Wednesday 22 November 2017. Mr Hammond announced at the Autumn Statement in