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A quarter of SMEs fear they will go bust within five years

According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust ...
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Consumers set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas

According to the latest research, British consumers are set to spend £4.4 billion with small businesses this Christmas ...
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Regulator investigates Google’s £2 billion Looker merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the £2 billion takeover deal of Looker by Google ...
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Society lotteries raise over £332 million for good causes

Society lotteries raised more than £332 million for the not-for-profit sector last year, new research has revealed ...
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The entrepreneur’s guide to pitching for investment

Nowadays, it isn’t enough to come up with a great business idea, because unless the entrepreneur has properly thought it ...
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HMRC warning taxpayers to be vigilant ahead of self-assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be vigilant ahead of the self-assessment deadline on 31 January 2020, ...
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Average UK house price rises by £3,500 following Brexit delay

According to new research by online estate agents, Rightmove, house prices in the UK rose last month following the announcement ...
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A third of healthcare fines found to have been issued incorrectly

According to official figures from the National Audit Office (NAO) a third of healthcare fines worth around £188 million were ...
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Consultation on R&D tax credit scheme

The Government is currently consulting on proposals, which suggest that there should be a cap on the distribution of research ...
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Farmers see a decline in their income

The latest figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show that UK farmers’ income decreased ...
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The VAT Reverse Charge: The clock is ticking

The new VAT domestic reverse charge regime for the construction industry will come into force on 1 October 2019. The ...
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Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT takes seven days, warns HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned businesses across the UK that the registration process for Making Tax Digital (MTD) ...
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Milsted Langdon introduces sabbatical opportunities for staff

Award-winning South West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has further demonstrated its commitment to its staff by introducing a sabbatical ...
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Milsted Langdon celebrates multiple exam successes

Award-winning South West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is celebrating after a number of its team passed professional exams. Staff ...
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Now THAT’S dedication! Snow fails to stop Mark from getting to work

While January’s heavy snowfall left many people unable to travel to work, this was certainly not the case for Milsted ...
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Family firm expands thanks to Milsted Langdon economist’s expertise

A family-run shellfish processing business is to expand and create new jobs thanks to the efforts of a consultant economist ...
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Milsted Langdon Financial Services shortlisted for prestigious award

South West-based Milsted Langdon Financial Services has been shortlisted for a prestigious national industry award. The firm, which has offices ...
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Milsted Langdon welcomes new senior to Yeovil office

Award-winning independent chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon continues to expand its team with the arrival of new general practice senior ...
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Barclays launches £14 billion fund to help SMEs through Brexit

Barclays has made £14 billion available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them excel and prosper over the ...
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Category: Blog

BCC “downgrades” UK economic growth in response to Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has this month downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy in response to ...
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Category: Blog

The importance of documentation

When talking about the forensic investigation of suspected financial wrongdoing, most people instinctively think of accountants poring over bank statements ...
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Category: Blog, The Forensic Blog

Barclays announce £14 billion funding to support UK businesses

Barclays bank has announced plans for a major lending fund worth £14 billion pounds, which will help small and medium ...
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Category: Blog, Economy, SMEs, SMEs / Business

Businesses losing out on £6.7 billion by using out of date accounting systems

Research carried out by Barclaycard found that more than one-fifth of finance bosses consider their accounting software is outdated, while ...
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Category: Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business

Call for official investigation into London Capital & Finance

Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan, has written to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) demanding a full-blown investigation ...
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Category: Blog, The Forensic Blog