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Small business owners embrace contactless technology as card payments overtake cash for first time

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018

Debit card payments have overtaken cash purchases for the first time in the UK, a new report has revealed.

Domestic sales up 2.7 per cent among London firms

Posted on 15 Jun, 2018

Business based in Britain’s capital enjoyed a 2.7 per cent increase in domestic sales in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, a new report reveals.

SME health soars to new post-referendum high

Posted on 14 Jun, 2018

A new report reveals that confidence, revenue, employment and lending have all risen significantly among Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) this year.

How secure is your customer data?

Posted on 12 Jun, 2018

Businesses are at risk of falling foul of new data protection laws because they fail to securely back up their data, according to a new study.

What can I do to protect my assets from IHT?

Posted on 12 Jun, 2018

With the most recent figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) indicating that the Treasury collected a record £5.3 billion in Inheritance Tax (IHT) last year, IHT planning is becoming increasingly important as the years go by.

New pay reporting requirements come into force for listed companies

Posted on 11 Jun, 2018

The Government has announced a raft of new regulations which aim to hold businesses to account for the salaries they pay.

39 HMRC projects ‘put on hold’ ahead of Brexit

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018

In recent days, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed to MPs that as many as 39 of its planned projects have been ‘put on hold’ ahead of Brexit.

Social media analysis suggests SME confidence and growth remain strong

Posted on 7 Jun, 2018

Researchers who have analysed the Twitter posts of some 25,000 UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) claim that the majority of small businesses have been feeling “upbeat” in recent months.

Is poor onboarding costing your SME thousands?

Posted on 5 Jun, 2018

SMEs and big businesses are losing money because they are failing to properly onboard employees, a new report has suggested.

How to avoid one of the most common HMRC scams

Posted on 4 Jun, 2018

Do you know how to spot a tax scammer? A new report published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has looked into one of the most common scams and what steps it is taking to combat them.