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21 Jan 2020

New legislation aims to tackle late payments

New legislation is being introduced to Parliament today that aims to tackle late payments and strengthen the powers of the Small Business Commissioner.

20 Jan 2020

Government promises review of student loans repayment system

The government has vowed to undertake a revamp of the current student loans repayment system.

17 Jan 2020

WEF states businesses must take action to combat climate change

In a new report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has stated that businesses must take action now to tackle climate change.

16 Jan 2020

HMRC issues guidance on recognising phishing emails

HMRC has issued guidance on recognising genuine Revenue contact and phishing emails.

15 Jan 2020

Average household debt higher now than during financial crisis, study suggests

According to a study carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), UK average household debt is now higher than during the 2008 financial crisis.

14 Jan 2020

Data shows UK GDP shrank in November

The UK's GDP fell by 0.3% during November as political uncertainty continued to take its toll on the economy, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

13 Jan 2020

Research reveals significant number of UK businesses anticipate a recession in 2020

Research commissioned by finance provider Stenn Group has revealed that a significant number of UK businesses predict a recession in 2020.

10 Jan 2020

Self assessment deadline only three weeks away

The deadline for submitting your 2018/19 self assessment tax return is just 21 days away.

09 Jan 2020

Employees 'losing five days a year' as result of travel disruption

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that UK workers are losing five days per year as a result of travel delays.

08 Jan 2020

Government launches review into off-payroll working rules

The government has launched a review into the new off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, that are due to come into effect on 6 April 2020.

07 Jan 2020

Chancellor announces post-Brexit Budget date

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that he will deliver the 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11 March.

06 Jan 2020

Data reveals many taxpayers filed self assessment returns over festive period

Figures published by HMRC have revealed that a significant number of taxpayers filed their self assessment tax returns over the festive period.

03 Jan 2020

HMRC raises £5 billion from fraud investigations

HMRC raised around £5 billion last year through fraud investigations, according to the latest data from the tax authority's Fraud Investigation Service (FIS).

02 Jan 2020

UK minimum wage gets largest ever raise

Millions of UK workers will see their pay rise after the government made the biggest ever cash increase in the legal minimum wage.

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