UK manufacturing jobs fell at the fastest rate in seven years during November as low sales squeezed the sector, according to the IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index.
The festive season is now in full swing, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has advised employers to be aware of the tax implications associated with a seasonal party.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK will continue with plans to impose its Digital Services Tax (DST) on American tech giants, despite the US threatening France for a similar move.
The global trade in counterfeit goods costs the UK billions of pounds in lost sales and missing tax revenues, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The expansion of the off-payroll rules into the private sector will be reviewed, says Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.
Late payment debts owed to the UK's small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now total £23.4 billion, according to new research from Pay.UK.
Data published by HMRC has revealed that the Revenue collected a record £133 billion in VAT during the 2018/19 tax year.
Profitability in the UK's services sector fell at the fastest rate in eight years in the three months to November, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Research published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK businesses spent £25 billion on Research and Development (R&D) in 2018.
HMRC has released an updated version of the Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool, which is used to determine whether a contractor should be classed as self-employed in line with IR35 legislation.
Over the past year, HMRC has received almost 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious communication from criminals masquerading as the tax authority.
20% of UK businesses would rather dismiss their contractors than have to deal with IR35, according to research published by recruitment consultancy firm Harvey Nash.
The Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party have both pledged to take action to combat late payments that damage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Next April's planned cut in corporation tax is to be put on hold, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference on 18 November.
The number of approvals given for the funding of small businesses through the government's Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) has dropped, according to figures published by HMRC.
Dividend payments made by the world's biggest companies to their shareholders have grown for the tenth year in a row, according to research from asset management company Janus Henderson.
UK taxes are at a historical high, accounting for over a third of GDP at 34.4% and up almost seven percentage points from the 1950s, according to a new Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report.
Pension scam victims could lose 22 years of savings in 24 hours, according to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Next year's expansion of the off-payroll rules into the private sector should be delayed, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
The UK economy has avoided falling into recession although growth remains slow, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Over 210,000 UK workers are set to benefit after the Real Living Wage increased to £9.30 an hour.
The independent review into the loan charge has been put on hold until after December's General Election.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called for a revamp of HMRC's Personal Tax Accounts (PTAs) in order to make them easier to use for taxpayers.
HMRC has issued guidance on the tax treatment of cryptoassets in order to clarify the rules for businesses.
Business confidence has fallen to its lowest point in over a decade, according to the latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor.
Almost a third of company VAT returns are more accurate under Making Tax Digital (MTD), according to Thomson Reuters research.
The government has been urged to overhaul the 'broken' business rates system by the Treasury Select Committee.
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Away from the general election in our October/November newsletter we focus on things that are changing or could change including the planned roll out of the off-payroll employment tax rules to the private sector in April 2020.
22nd November 2019
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