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BCC finds SMEs 'struggling to manage digital services'

06 Oct 2022

A survey of 900 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Vodafone has revealed that many firms are struggling to manage their digital tools.

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VAT businesses must be ready for Making Tax Digital filing by November

05 Oct 2022

HMRC is reminding businesses that they will no longer be able to use their existing VAT online account to submit VAT returns from 1 November.

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British Business Bank lending now exceeds £12 billion

04 Oct 2022

The British Business Bank (BBB) was supporting £12.2 billion of lending to over 96,000 businesses at the end of March 2022, according to its annual report.

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Government abandons plan to scrap 45p top rate of income tax

03 Oct 2022

The government has abandoned its plan to abolish the 45% top rate of income tax due to the negative reaction it has received.

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HMRC receives thousands of complaints over tax repayments

30 Sep 2022

An investigation carried out by investment service Moneybox has found that HMRC has received thousands of complaints from individuals in regard to companies claiming tax repayments on their behalf.

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HMRC raises late payment interest from 11 October

29 Sep 2022

HMRC will raise interest rates on tax debt from 11 October following the 0.5% increase in the base rate.

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IMF criticises government over tax plans

28 Sep 2022

Government tax-cutting measures are 'likely to exacerbate the UK's cost-of-living crisis', the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

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Pension regulator warns employers over auto enrolment duties

27 Sep 2022

Employers are being warned to ensure they are complying with their ongoing automatic enrolment duties by the Pensions Regulator (TPR).

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Real Living Wage rises by 10% to £10.90 an hour

26 Sep 2022

Nearly 400,000 workers at businesses that have volunteered to pay the Real Living Wage are set to get a record pay boost.

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2022 Mini Budget - the economic picture

23 Sep 2022

Within his Mini Budget speech, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng outlined his vision for a 'new era for Britain' which will focus on driving economic growth.

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2022 Mini Budget - the business reaction

23 Sep 2022

Business groups have reacted to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's Mini Budget speech.

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2022 Mini Budget - the political reaction

23 Sep 2022

Addressing the House of Commons, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng used the 2022 Mini Budget to announce a series of measures designed to boost UK economic growth and support businesses and households with the rising cost of living.

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2022 Mini Budget - what to expect

23 Sep 2022

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will deliver the Mini Budget today at 9:30am. We will keep you up to date on the key Mini Budget announcements and supply a summary, which will appear on our website.

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Chancellor uses Mini Budget to outline measures to boost economic growth

23 Sep 2022

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng used the 2022 Mini Budget to announce measures to help boost UK economic growth.

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