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Rate decision disappointing for small businesses

21 Jun 2024

The Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates was disappointing for small businesses, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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UK's investment performance 'worse than every other G7 country'

20 Jun 2024

Data published by think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found that the UK's investment performance is worse than every other country in the G7.

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Inflation at lowest level in almost three years, data shows

19 Jun 2024

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the UK inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level in almost three years.

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HMRC 'has not fined a single 'enabler' of offshore tax evasion', data reveals

18 Jun 2024

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed that HMRC has not fined a single 'enabler' of offshore tax evasion in five years.

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HMRC collected £1.39 billion in unpaid inheritance tax in last five years, data shows

17 Jun 2024

Data published recently by HMRC has shown that it collected £1.39 billion in unpaid inheritance tax (IHT) in the last five years.

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Next government 'should extend company car benefit in kind taxation tables'

14 Jun 2024

The next government should prioritise extending the company car benefit-in-kind (BIK) taxation tables, the Association of Fleet Professionals recently stated.

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'Stark economic challenge' facing whoever wins election

13 Jun 2024

Think tanks and business groups have warned that whoever wins the General Election faces a 'stark economic challenge' as a result of faltering growth.

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Next government needs to prioritise falling employment, says think tank

12 Jun 2024

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has warned that the next government will need to tackle the problem of falling employment, not falling inflation.

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Tax changes since 2010 have 'adversely affected families with children'

11 Jun 2024

Research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that families with children were hit the hardest by tax and benefit changes since 2010.

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Savers 'dangerously underestimating' minimum cost of retirement

10 Jun 2024

Research carried out by pension provider Pension Bee has suggested that UK savers are 'dangerously underestimating' the minimum amount needed to retire.

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Next government will need to build trust between HMRC and self-employed

07 Jun 2024

The next government must take a direct hand in rebuilding trust between HMRC and the self-employed, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE).

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Action needed to help firms 'navigate digital future'

06 Jun 2024

Clear action is needed to help UK businesses 'navigate their digital futures', the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

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Revitalise 'Brand Britain', says CBI

05 Jun 2024

Revitalising 'Brand Britain' in its first 100 days in office should be a priority for the party that wins the General Election, says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Business leader optimism in UK economy rises to highest level in three years

04 Jun 2024

Confidence in UK economic prospects amongst business leaders has risen to its highest level in three years, according to research published by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

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