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Companies House reforms to “protect directors from identity theft”

Posted on 7 May, 2019

A long overdue reform of the Companies House platform will help keep business owners’ data more secure and offer additional protections from fraud.

HMRC warning taxpayers of recent tax rebate email scam

Posted on 3 May, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers about a new spate of scam emails that are claiming to come from the Revenue but are actually a ploy to get hold of personal financial details.

The government receives billions more in pension tax than anticipated

Posted on 3 May, 2019

The government has been accused of hiding figures in the small print after they received £4.4 billion more in income tax from pensions than they anticipated.

SMEs “completely in the dark” over Brexit, study shows

Posted on 30 Apr, 2019

More than three-quarters of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) admit to feeling unsupported ahead of Brexit, a new study has revealed.

Business rates system “creaking at the seams”, say accountants

Posted on 29 Apr, 2019

One of the UK’s leading accountancy bodies has called on the Government to urgently overhaul the current business rates system.

Tax system ‘fundamentally unfair’ to SMEs

Posted on 26 Apr, 2019

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not believe they are given as much support by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as large firms and believe that the rules are

VAT Receipts up 4.8% to £34.5 billion in Q1 2019

Posted on 25 Apr, 2019

Total VAT receipts for Q1 2019 were £34.5 billion, 4.8% higher than the same quarter last year.

“Sharp increase” in small businesses reporting cyber incidents

Posted on 23 Apr, 2019

More than three out of five firms report being the target of a cyber attack in the past year, new research has revealed.

HMRC criticised for closing down small firms due to late tax payments

Posted on 18 Apr, 2019

An alternative small business lending platform has criticised HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) approach to small businesses that fall behind on tax payments, saying that the methods used to combat issues are “too aggressive”.

HMRC wrongly issues thousands of APNs

Posted on 16 Apr, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) withdraws one in 10 accelerated payment notices (APNs) it issues to businesses, new figures reveal.