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Making Tax Digital must improve small business’ experience of HMRC, says FSB

Posted on 20 Feb, 2018

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said that Making Tax Digital (MTD) must be treated as an opportunity to “improve the small business user experience of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).”

Deadline draws close for old-style £10 notes

Posted on 19 Feb, 2018

The deadline to spend or exchange the old £10 note is fast approaching, the Bank of England has warned.

HMRC wins tribunal case against former presenters

Posted on 16 Feb, 2018

A raft of BBC staff could have to pay back thousands in tax after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) won a landmark case against a former regional news presenter.

London Mayor’s new scheme good news for SME housebuilders

Posted on 15 Feb, 2018

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) operating in the construction and housebuilding sector will benefit from a new pilot scheme unveiled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, it has emerged.

Director banned for reclaiming VAT on own wedding reception

Posted on 14 Feb, 2018

A director of a company has been banned for reclaiming tax on costs for his own wedding reception, a report has revealed.

Overseas sales of British food and drink hit record levels

Posted on 12 Feb, 2018

Overseas sales of UK food and drink surpassed all records last year, with sales in excess of £22 billion.

Hammond understood to be planning a slimmed-down Spring Statement

Posted on 9 Feb, 2018

The Chancellor’s Spring Statement is set to be a rather succinct affair, it was suggested this week.

BCC launches fresh appeal for ‘urgent clarity’ on Brexit

Posted on 8 Feb, 2018

In recent days, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has voiced fresh concerns that “patience is wearing thin” among businesses over the progress of Brexit negotiations.

Businesses forced to adapt to new employment practices

Posted on 7 Feb, 2018

Businesses across the country will be forced to adapt to new employment practices following a radical overhaul of zero-hours and agency-based contracts.

More than half of SMEs confident about the global economy

Posted on 6 Feb, 2018

Research suggests that more than half (57 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are feeling confident about the global economy, despite the political uncertainties and other challenges businesses today face.