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Committee launches inquiry into banks' treatment of vulnerable customers

13 Nov 2018

The Treasury Committee has launched a new inquiry into whether UK banks are doing enough to help vulnerable customers.

Restricted access to finance 'holding back UK economy', FSB warns

12 Nov 2018

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that UK economic growth is being 'restricted' by limited access to alternative finance options for small businesses.

HMRC sends MTD for VAT communications to affected businesses

09 Nov 2018

HMRC recently started to send out so-called 'encouragement letters' to businesses within the scope of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT).

Prime Minister establishes five 'Brexit business councils'

08 Nov 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has created five new 'Brexit business councils', which will provide UK firms with advice and support in regard to creating the 'best business conditions' post-Brexit.

Government unveils changes to probate fees

07 Nov 2018

The government has unveiled significant changes to probate fees, which could result in owners of high-value properties paying nearly £6,000 more.

HMRC delays reform of late payment penalty regime

06 Nov 2018

HMRC has further delayed the planned reform of the late payment penalty regime.

ONS data reveals gender pay gap has fallen to its 'lowest level yet'

05 Nov 2018

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the gender pay gap has fallen to its 'lowest level yet'.

PAC warns 'cracks showing' in HMRC's performance ahead of Brexit

02 Nov 2018

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that 'cracks are showing' in HMRC's performance ahead of Brexit, which is set to take place on 29 March 2019.

UK late payment culture 'showing signs of improvement', research reveals

01 Nov 2018

The so-called late payment culture in the UK is 'showing signs of improvement', according to research carried out by invoicing solutions firm Tungsten Network.

Chancellor 'gambled with public finances' in Budget, states IFS

31 Oct 2018

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that Chancellor Philip Hammond 'gambled' with public finances in the 2018 Autumn Budget.

2018 Autumn Budget: Chancellor unveils Digital Services Tax

30 Oct 2018

In his 2018 Autumn Budget speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a so-called 'Digital Services Tax', which will require certain digital businesses to pay tax on sales generated in the UK.

View our 2018 Autumn Budget Report

30 Oct 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his 2018 Autumn Budget speech yesterday, outlining a range of tax and financial measures.

Hammond delivers pre-Brexit Budget

29 Oct 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second Autumn Budget, exactly five months before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

2018 Autumn Budget - the political reaction

29 Oct 2018

Addressing the House of Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond stated that the 2018 Autumn Budget was one 'for Britain's future', highlighting how 'the perseverance of the British people' is finally paying off.

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