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20 Aug

Think tank urges government to use tax system to combat air pollution

In a new report, think tank Bright Blue has called for the government to use the UK tax system to help combat the problem of air pollution.

19 Aug

Chancellor states stamp duty liability won't be shifted to property sellers

Chancellor Sajid Javid has stated that he has 'no plans' to shift liability to pay stamp duty from house buyers to house sellers.

16 Aug

BRC urges Chancellor to take action on business rates

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for Chancellor Sajid Javid to 'take action' on business rates.

15 Aug

Four in ten SMEs 'increasing prices as result of higher wages'

A report published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested that four in ten small firms are having to increase their prices as a direct result of higher wages.

14 Aug

MPs call for review of HMRC loan charge

MPs are calling for an independent review of HMRC's controversial loan charge, which came into effect earlier this year.

13 Aug

Government fast-tracks Spending Review to give 'financial clarity' on Brexit

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that a one-year Spending Review will be carried out in September, in order to provide government departments with 'financial clarity' ahead of Brexit.

12 Aug

Campaigners urge government to introduce 'calorie tax'

Campaigners have urged the government to introduce a so-called 'calorie tax' on processed foods.

09 Aug

UK digital businesses 'struggle with complexity of tax compliance'

Research carried out by HMRC has revealed that UK digital businesses 'struggle with the complexity of tax requirements'.

08 Aug

Government seeking to end NHS pensions row

The government is set to change pensions rules as it aims to end a row with NHS doctors.

07 Aug

Cyber-attacks on small businesses cost £4.5 billion, according to research

The annual cost of cyber-attacks on UK small businesses is £4.5 billion, according to research conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

06 Aug

ICAEW calls for Prime Minister to tackle 'late payments crisis'

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to combat the UK's 'late payments crisis'.

05 Aug

Insolvency figures reach new high

The number of company insolvencies in England and Wales has risen to its highest level in five years, according to the latest data from the Insolvency Service.

02 Aug

CIOT, IFS and IfG urge Chancellor to 'take a new approach to making tax policy'

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Institute for Government (IfG) have urged Chancellor Sajid Javid to 'take a new approach to making tax policy'.

01 Aug

Pensions regulator launches consultation on investment governance

Pension scheme trustees and advisers are being given the chance to have their say on new rules for investment governance.

31 Jul

New OTS project aims to explore simplifying tax reporting for the self-employed

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a new project, which aims to explore how tax reporting and payment arrangements for self-employed people can be simplified.

30 Jul

Report suggests neither UK nor EU ready for no-deal Brexit

A new report published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that neither the UK nor the EU are prepared to handle a no-deal Brexit scenario.

29 Jul

FMB urges government to delay 'disruptive' VAT changes

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has urged the government to delay 'disruptive' VAT changes in order to 'avoid construction chaos'.

26 Jul

TPR warns changing name of a business 'doesn't change pensions duties'

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned businesses that they cannot dodge their workplace pension responsibilities by changing their company name.

25 Jul

Government set to implement 'plastic packaging tax' in 2022

The government is set to introduce its so-called 'plastic packaging tax' in 2022.

24 Jul

Government aiming to simplify VAT on capital goods scheme

The UK government has launched a consultation that aims to simplify VAT on capital assets in order to 'reduce the administrative burden of the capital goods scheme' (CGS).

23 Jul

UK economy 'may have already entered recession'

There is a one-in-four chance that the UK economy has already 'stalled and entered recession', according to research carried out by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

22 Jul

Many firms 'support extension of pensions auto-enrolment', CBI finds

Research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and insurer Scottish Widows has revealed that many UK businesses would like to see the pensions auto-enrolment scheme made available to more workers.

19 Jul

Public borrowing 'could double in 2020 as result of no-deal Brexit', OBR cautions

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned that public borrowing could double next year if the government fails to secure a Brexit deal.

18 Jul

Fraud 'costing UK businesses £130 billion each year', report suggests

A report published by the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth has suggested that fraud costs UK businesses £130 billion each year.

17 Jul

Wage growth 'accelerates to highest rate since financial crisis'

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK wage growth increased to 3.6% in the year to May 2019 - representing the highest rate since the financial crisis in 2008.

16 Jul

HMRC urges firms to register for MTD for VAT before August

HMRC is urging businesses to register for Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) before the 7 August VAT filing date.

15 Jul

Research suggests women 'save just a third of amount men do' for retirement

Research carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has suggested that, by the time they come to retire, women have saved just a third of the amount that men have for later life.

12 Jul

Government publishes Finance Bill 2019-20 draft legislation

The government has published draft legislation for Finance Bill 2019-20.

11 Jul

OTS outlines alterations to IHT system

In a new report, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has outlined a series of recommendations designed to 'simplify the UK's inheritance tax (IHT) system'.

10 Jul

UK corruption risks are 'significantly underestimated', Fraud Advisory Panel cautions

A focus on overseas bribery means UK officials are 'underestimating the risk of corruption at home', the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP) has cautioned in a new report.

09 Jul

Brexit uncertainty 'crippling UK business investment', warns CBI

The continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit is 'crippling UK business investment', the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned.

08 Jul

FSB states small businesses 'incurring mammoth costs' as result of business crime

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has stated that small firms are incurring costs of nearly £17 billion each year as a result of so-called 'business crime'.

05 Jul

TPR issues pension scheme warning to savers

Pension savers should check that their scheme is not underperforming, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned.

04 Jul

Many working parents eligible for tax-free childcare this summer

Working parents could ease this summer's childcare costs by using a Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) account that's worth up to £2,000 a year for each child.

03 Jul

Economic growth 'stalling', BCC warns

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that UK economic growth is 'stalling' amid a 'manufacturing slowdown'.

02 Jul

Survey finds business leaders 'committed to tackling climate change'

A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has suggested that business leaders are 'committed to combating climate change'.

01 Jul

MPs condemn HMRC for long helpline wait times

MPs have criticised HMRC for the long wait times experienced by taxpayers looking to get through to VAT helplines.

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