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Chancellor states stamp duty liability won't be shifted to property sellers

19 Aug 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid has stated that he has 'no plans' to shift liability to pay stamp duty from house buyers to house sellers.

BRC urges Chancellor to take action on business rates

16 Aug 2019

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for Chancellor Sajid Javid to 'take action' on business rates.

Four in ten SMEs 'increasing prices as result of higher wages'

15 Aug 2019

A report published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested that four in ten small firms are having to increase their prices as a direct result of higher wages.

MPs call for review of HMRC loan charge

14 Aug 2019

MPs are calling for an independent review of HMRC's controversial loan charge, which came into effect earlier this year.

Government fast-tracks Spending Review to give 'financial clarity' on Brexit

13 Aug 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that a one-year Spending Review will be carried out in September, in order to provide government departments with 'financial clarity' ahead of Brexit.

Campaigners urge government to introduce 'calorie tax'

12 Aug 2019

Campaigners have urged the government to introduce a so-called 'calorie tax' on processed foods.

UK digital businesses 'struggle with complexity of tax compliance'

09 Aug 2019

Research carried out by HMRC has revealed that UK digital businesses 'struggle with the complexity of tax requirements'.

Government seeking to end NHS pensions row

08 Aug 2019

The government is set to change pensions rules as it aims to end a row with NHS doctors.

Cyber-attacks on small businesses cost £4.5 billion, according to research

07 Aug 2019

The annual cost of cyber-attacks on UK small businesses is £4.5 billion, according to research conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

ICAEW calls for Prime Minister to tackle 'late payments crisis'

06 Aug 2019

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to combat the UK's 'late payments crisis'.

Insolvency figures reach new high

05 Aug 2019

The number of company insolvencies in England and Wales has risen to its highest level in five years, according to the latest data from the Insolvency Service.

CIOT, IFS and IfG urge Chancellor to 'take a new approach to making tax policy'

02 Aug 2019

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Institute for Government (IfG) have urged Chancellor Sajid Javid to 'take a new approach to making tax policy'.

Pensions regulator launches consultation on investment governance

01 Aug 2019

Pension scheme trustees and advisers are being given the chance to have their say on new rules for investment governance.

New OTS project aims to explore simplifying tax reporting for the self-employed

31 Jul 2019

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a new project, which aims to explore how tax reporting and payment arrangements for self-employed people can be simplified.

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