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Regulator consults on charity lottery reforms

The Gambling Commission has opened a new consultation on planned Society Lottery reforms ...
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Grants available to innovators in tech, science and engineering

The Government has announced funding for innovative businesses involved in developing game-changing products and services in any area of technology, ...
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Retail insolvencies decline

New research has found that the number of retail and consumer firms that fell into administration in the 12 months ...
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A season of gifts

Before Christmas, we discussed how to avoid paying too much tax when giving gifts, and now we are looking at ...
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Living wage increase “four times rate of inflation”

The National Minimum and Living Wage will increase from 01 April 2020, the Government has confirmed ...
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Offshore accounts trawled in murder enquiry

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of a vulnerable woman in Scotland have turned to the Isle of Man’s Financial Intelligence ...
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Disruptive start-ups key to growth

According to a recent report, disruptive start-ups will contribute greatly to the UK’s economic growth, with current disruptors contributing £196 ...
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Holiday let landlords next to trial MTD

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written to landlords with furnished holiday lets and invited them to take part in ...
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New partnership between regulators enables greater scrutiny of academy trustees

The Insolvency Service will work alongside the Department for Education (DfE) in cracking down on academy trustees who behave financially ...
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Uber Customers could face VAT Charge

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are considering whether taxi firm Uber owes £1 billion in unpaid VAT.  If this is ...
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Two in five pensioners missing out on full state pension

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that only 33 per cent of UK pensioners currently receive the full ...
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Public perception of legacy giving improves, poll finds

More people now say that they would be happy to leave a gift to charity in their Will, a poll ...
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Milsted Langdon named best large practice in the UK for second year running

South West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon have scooped a prestigious award for the UK’s Best Large Practice for the ...
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Milsted Langdon named best large practice in the UK

South West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon have scooped a prestigious award for the UK’s Best Large Practice. Partners from the ...
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Government names and shames high street giant over late payments

The Government’s Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal has named and shamed high street health food giant Holland & Barrett over ...
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Tycoon launches aggressive takeover bid of retail chain Bonmarché

The British billionaire businessman Philip Day has put forward a bid to buy the struggling fashion chain Bonmarché at just ...
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What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

The Government has recently implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As ...
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Findel says shareholders back stance on Mike Ashley’s bid

Mike Ashley’s £140 million attempted takeover of Findel faces a big setback after asset management company Schroders published a letter ...
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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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Alternative finance for SMEs

Recent research suggests that UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from the rise in popularity of ...
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