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20 Oct

FSB urges Chancellor to 'rule out business tax increases' in Autumn Budget

In its Autumn Budget submission, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to refrain from introducing business tax increases for UK firms in his Budget speech.

19 Oct

FCA suggests half of individuals in the UK are 'financially vulnerable'

A survey carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suggested that 50% of individuals in the UK are 'financially vulnerable', with many having to make use of loans in order to pay bills and make ends meet.

18 Oct

Significant number of UK business leaders 'in the dark' about new GDPR

A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has suggested that almost a third of UK business leaders have not heard of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

17 Oct

UK could lose £400 billion as result of 'hard Brexit', study suggests

A 'hard Brexit' could cost the UK up to £400 billion by 2030, a study carried out by Rabobank has suggested.

16 Oct

CBI publishes Autumn Budget submission

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its Autumn Budget wishlist, outlining a range of measures that it believes will help the UK to 'grow its way out of austerity'.

13 Oct

Chancellor suggests ‘staircase tax’ could be abolished

Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested that the so-called 'staircase tax' could be abolished by the end of this year.

12 Oct

Individuals 'should be set pensions savings targets' to secure comfortable retirement

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has called for savings targets to be put into place in order to help individuals save adequate funds for their retirement.

11 Oct

Brexit ‘could increase number of business insolvencies’, ICAEW suggests

A survey carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has suggested that the number of businesses declaring insolvency could potentially rise as a result of the impact of Brexit on the UK economy.

10 Oct

Significant number of UK workers 'considering setting up a side business'

Research carried out by domain registrar GoDaddy has suggested that a significant number of UK workers are considering setting up a business in addition to working their usual day job.

09 Oct

'Progressive' property tax regime for Wales set to be implemented

From April 2018, individuals seeking to buy residential property in Wales will pay little or no tax on the purchase, under plans announced in the Welsh Draft Budget 2018-19.

06 Oct

Significant number of young people 'concerned about their finances', study suggests

Research carried out by Sky has revealed that a significant number of young people are concerned about the state of their finances.

05 Oct

UK's rate of inflation 'highest amongst leading economies', data suggests

Figures published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have suggested that the UK has the 'highest rate' of inflation amongst top economies around the world.

04 Oct

Small Business Commissioner appointed by government

The government has appointed the first Small Business Commissioner, who will seek to 'empower small businesses in the UK' and help to drive a change in payment practices.

03 Oct

IoD outlines Autumn Budget proposals

In its Budget submission, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has outlined a range of proposals on the subjects of fiscal policy, business investment and infrastructure.

02 Oct

UK businesses 'in the dark' about how to make best use of Apprenticeship Levy

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has suggested that UK businesses are 'in the dark' over how to make best use of the Apprenticeship Levy.

29 Sep

British Business Bank outlines need for extra finance options for small businesses

In a new report, the British Business Bank has called for more finance options to be available to UK small businesses seeking to grow.

28 Sep

Interest rates rise would be 'good news', Bank of England Chief Economist states

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England (BoE) has stated that a rise in interest rates would be 'good news', as it would serve as a sign that the UK economy is 'healing'.

27 Sep

Two-thirds of businesses 'have a cash surplus' for 2017, survey suggests

A survey carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has suggested that two-thirds of businesses in the UK have a cash surplus for 2017.

26 Sep

Pensions auto-enrolment could leave savers 'without enough money for retirement'

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned that pensions automatic enrolment could leave individuals 'without adequate retirement funds'.

25 Sep

Gender pay gap for female managers has 'widened', research reveals

Research carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed that the gender pay gap for female managers in the UK has 'widened'.

22 Sep

Nearly half of SMEs 'unaware of new data protection rules'

Businesses are being urged to prepare for landmark new data protection regulations after a study revealed that almost half of firms are unaware of the changes.

21 Sep

Data reveals confidence amongst UK small businesses has 'plummeted'

Confidence amongst UK small firms has fallen to its lowest level since the aftermath of the EU referendum, data published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed.

20 Sep

FSB launches campaign to 'address health and wellbeing' of UK small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new campaign which aims to 'promote the benefits of a positive approach to wellbeing' amongst small businesses in the UK.

19 Sep

Businesses urge government to make 'urgent progress' during upcoming Brexit talks

More than 100 UK businesses have signed a letter to the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, urging him to ensure that 'urgent progress' is made in the next round of Brexit talks.

18 Sep

Paper identification documents 'should be replaced with digital equivalent'

Paper identification documents, such as passports, should be replaced with a digital alternative, the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has stated.

15 Sep

TUC calls for National Minimum Wage rates increases for younger workers

The Trades Union Congress has urged the Low Pay Commission to raise the National Minimum Wage rates for younger workers.

14 Sep

New £10 note enters circulation

The new polymer £10 note has entered circulation in England and Wales, with the three main Scottish banks following suit over the coming weeks.

13 Sep

Chancellor announces Autumn Budget date

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver the Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November.

12 Sep

Backdated 'staircase tax' bills 'unfair' to small businesses

The Head of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan, has labelled the sending of backdated business rates bills to small businesses with offices on multiple floors 'unfair'.

11 Sep

Government publishes Finance Bill 2017-19

The government published Finance Bill 2017-19 on 8 September, reintroducing key legislative measures that were previously dropped from Finance Bill 2017 as a result of the snap General Election.

08 Sep

Allow older individuals to fund business start-ups from pension pots, urges IoD

The Institute of Directors has urged the government to permit older people to withdraw money from their pension pots in order to fund a new business.

07 Sep

More than £1 billion spent with SMEs via Digital Marketplace, official data shows

Figures published by the Government Digital Service have revealed that the public sector has spent more than £1 billion with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via the government's Digital Marketplace.

06 Sep

Report suggests UK economic model needs 'fundamental reform'

A report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has suggested that the UK's economic model requires 'radical reform'.

05 Sep

Economists rule out interest rate rise

A survey carried out by the BBC has revealed that economists in the UK do not expect an interest rate rise until 'at least 2019'.

04 Sep

TUC suggests robots and artificial intelligence could help to reduce state pension age

A report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that future increases in the state pension age could be stopped through the use of 'economic gains' generated by robots and artificial intelligence in the workplace.

01 Sep

Data reveals significant fall in amount saved in cash ISAs

The amount of money savers put into cash ISAs has fallen, data published by HMRC has revealed.

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