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UK SMEs 'exploring new sources of finance', research finds

18 Apr 2019

Research carried out by American Express has found that, as access to finance becomes 'increasingly difficult to secure', UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are 'exploring new sources of finance' instead.

Study suggests UK employees 'work longest hours in EU'

17 Apr 2019

A study carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that UK employees 'work the longest hours in the EU'.

Survey reveals businesses 'investing significantly in tax technology'

16 Apr 2019

A survey carried out by Thomson Reuters has revealed that businesses are investing significant amounts in new tax technology, such as Making Tax Digital (MTD) software.

Experts urge government to simplify Apprenticeship Levy

15 Apr 2019

Experts have called for the government to 'simplify' the Apprenticeship Levy amidst claims that it has 'complicated learning and development'.

IFS states high earners 'increasingly hit by lack of indexation'

12 Apr 2019

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) recently published a report which revealed that more people are being 'dragged into higher rates of tax' as a result of tax thresholds failing to rise in line with the rate of inflation.

Business groups react to 'flexible extension' of Article 50

11 Apr 2019

Business groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), have reacted to the six-month 'flexible' extension of Article 50, granted to the UK by EU leaders.

IMF downgrades global growth forecast

10 Apr 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its global growth forecast for 2019 to its 'lowest level' since the financial crisis.

TUC states shared parental leave scheme needs 'overhauling'

09 Apr 2019

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated that the shared parental leave and pay scheme needs 'overhauling', and has urged the government to take action.

Government commits to implementation of pensions dashboard initiative

08 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed that it intends to implement its proposed pensions dashboard initiative, which will allow those saving for retirement to view information from multiple pensions in one place.

Business leaders urged to 'do more' to help prevent cyber-attacks

05 Apr 2019

Following the publication of the government's 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, business leaders are being urged to 'do more' to protect their firms from cyber-attacks and cybercrime.

Older workers 'may be paying unnecessary tax on State Pension', research suggests

04 Apr 2019

Research carried out by insurer Royal London has suggested that half a million older workers could be 'paying unnecessary tax' on their State Pension.

Survey suggests indicators of UK economic health have 'weakened'

03 Apr 2019

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has suggested that the 'key indicators' of UK economic health 'weakened considerably' during the first quarter of 2019.

MTD for VAT takes effect for over one million businesses

02 Apr 2019

On 1 April, the government's Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) initiative came into effect.

Survey finds awareness of gender pay gap reporting requirements is 'low'

01 Apr 2019

A survey carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has suggested that awareness of the gender pay gap reporting requirements is 'low'.

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