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Will UK SMEs move to digital banks?

Posted on 19 Oct, 2018

A survey explored the attitudes of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) regarding their banking providers. Many expressed significant frustration with the banking technology currently being offered, and how at the moment this inhibits them from accessing banking services that

HMRC scams still at large

Posted on 18 Oct, 2018

Scam emails, text messages and phone calls purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are becoming increasingly common across the UK, it has been warned.

Wage growth at strongest level for nearly a decade

Posted on 16 Oct, 2018

According to official figures, pay packets rose by an average of 3.1 per cent in the three months to August, the fastest pace for nearly a decade.

Sharp rise in number of businesses having assets seized by HMRC

Posted on 15 Oct, 2018

According to the latest figures, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of firms facing asset seizures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), following failure to pay their tax bill on time.

HMRC review on eBay causes tax bill to rise

Posted on 12 Oct, 2018

Following a review from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), eBay’s UK subsidiary has agreed to pay an extra £7 million in tax. Latest figures from the auction site revealed that the firm’s sales in 2017 rose to more than £500

What happens if I want to plan ahead for retirement?

Posted on 11 Oct, 2018

Considering your retirement planning options very carefully is vital for anyone who wants to enjoy a financially comfortable life in their later years and eventually pass on their legacy to the next generation in a tax-efficient way.

Call for SMEs to be ‘exempt’ from business rates

Posted on 11 Oct, 2018

A Senior Conservative MP is calling for radical changes to business rates in a bid to help support struggling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Film and television tax reliefs fuel record spend and revenue, says BFI

Posted on 9 Oct, 2018

Tax reliefs have helped fuel a “boom” in investment in the television and film industry, a new study has revealed.

SMEs are overlooking the importance of planning for Brexit, study finds

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are overlooking the importance of planning for Brexit, as they are too busy dealing with complex issues such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance as well as concerns surrounding cyber security,

Vast majority of SME finance applications successful in H1, study finds

Posted on 4 Oct, 2018

A new study reveals that 85 per cent of finance applications made by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the first half (H1) of 2018 were successful.