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15 Oct

Government publishes further 'no deal' Brexit documents

The government has published the latest batch of 'no deal' Brexit documents.

12 Oct

Business group proposes overhaul of tax regime for financial services sector

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has proposed an overhaul of the tax and regulatory regime for the financial services sector so that the industry can effectively deal with the 'challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing technological landscape'.

11 Oct

OTS launches consultation on impact of taxation on UK firms

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a new call for evidence, seeking views in regard to the impact of taxation on UK businesses.

10 Oct

CBI publishes wishlist for 2018 Autumn Budget

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its wishlist ahead of the Autumn Budget, which is set to be delivered on Monday 29 October.

09 Oct

BCC suggests UK economic growth is 'flatlining'

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has suggested that the UK economy is 'stuck in a rut', with economic growth 'flatlining'.

08 Oct

Government announces stamp duty surcharge for overseas buyers of UK property

The government recently announced that it intends to introduce a new stamp duty surcharge of 1% to 3% for foreign buyers of UK property.

05 Oct

Welsh government publishes Draft Budget for 2019-20

The Welsh government recently published its Outline Draft Budget for 2019-20, with a full, in-depth breakdown to follow on 23 October 2018.

04 Oct

Prime Minister announces fuel duty freeze

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that fuel duty will be frozen for the ninth consecutive year.

03 Oct

Employer Supported Childcare scheme set to close to new entrants

The Employer Supported Childcare (ESC) scheme will close to new entrants on 4 October 2018.

02 Oct

Business rates 'could be changed' to help high street retailers

Business Secretary Greg Clark has suggested that business rates 'could be changed' in order to help high street retailers in the UK.

01 Oct

One in ten firms 'could become bankrupt' as result of customs delays after Brexit

A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) has suggested that 10% of businesses 'could become bankrupt' as a result of customs delays caused by Brexit.

28 Sep

Research reveals £500 million stolen via fraud in first half of 2018

Research published by trade association UK Finance has revealed that, during the first half of this year, criminals stole £503.4 million from the UK public via fraud and scams.

27 Sep

Chancellor announces Autumn Budget date

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver the Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October.

26 Sep

FSB calls on European Commission to 'end late payments culture'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the European Commission (EC) to 'up its fight' in order to put an end to the late payments culture.

25 Sep

Additional 'no deal' Brexit documents published by government

The government has published additional Brexit advisory documents, outlining how a 'no deal' scenario could affect air travel.

24 Sep

New report suggests two-thirds of SMEs 'preparing growth plans'

A new report published by Hitachi Capital has revealed that 67% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are looking to prepare 'growth plans' in the coming three months.

21 Sep

Treasury Select Committee calls for 'greater regulation' of cryptocurrencies

In a new report, the Treasury Select Committee has called for 'greater regulation' of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets.

20 Sep

Inflation rate rises to six-month high

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that inflation unexpectedly rose to a six-month high of 2.7% in August.

19 Sep

Significant number of UK firms 'unaware of Making Tax Digital for VAT'

Research carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has suggested that over 40% of UK businesses are 'not yet aware' of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT).

18 Sep

BCC downgrades UK growth forecasts as result of Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy as a result of ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

17 Sep

New technology 'could pave way for better working conditions', states TUC

In a new report, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated that new technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, could help to 'pave the way for better working conditions' for UK employees.

14 Sep

Government publishes the next set of 'no deal' Brexit documents

The government has published a second batch of 28 technical notices, offering further guidance for businesses and individuals in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

13 Sep

Government launches new Help to Save scheme

The Government has launched its new 'Help to Save' scheme, which is designed to encourage workers on lower incomes to save.

12 Sep

Small business group unveils plans for 'fairer energy market'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the introduction of 'Open Banking' style measures to the energy market, in a bid to allow small businesses access to cheaper tariffs and make it easier for them to switch energy provider.

11 Sep

New laws aim to help small businesses to secure funding

Small businesses struggling to access invoice finance could be helped by the introduction of proposed new laws. The plans form part of the government's 'modern Industrial Strategy'.

10 Sep

Government launches new trade taskforce

The government has launched a new trade taskforce, with the stated aim of helping UK businesses to 'develop trade links around the world'.

07 Sep

Government scraps national insurance tax cut for the self-employed

The government has scrapped a planned national insurance tax cut for self-employed workers.

06 Sep

IPPR calls for 'fundamental reform' of UK economy

Think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for a radical overhaul of the UK economy, stating that it 'does not work well' for most people.

05 Sep

AAT outlines proposals to 'protect taxpayers from tax rises'

In a new report, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has outlined a range of proposals designed to help raise funds for the NHS without instigating tax rises.

04 Sep

Report reveals childcare fees have 'risen faster than wages'

According to a report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), childcare fees have risen by 52% since 2008, while wages have risen by just 17%.

03 Sep

Significant rise in number of data breach complaints as result of GDPR

Research carried out by commercial law firm EMW has revealed that the number of data breach complaints made to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has risen by 160% since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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