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Oxfam bucks high street trend as charity shop sales soar

In what has been described as the “worst-ever year” for retail, one charity shop has bucked the trend and posted ...
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Small businesses “do not trust” Open Banking software

Open Banking legislation has done little to increase competition or reduce costs in the payments market, a major report has ...
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Pensions cuts for dependents

A rule change under the Adult Dependency Increase (ADI) will mean that thousands of retirees could lose a combined £33 ...
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Most London Capital & Finance investors will get no compensation

The majority of individuals who invested in London Capital and Finance’s (LCF) mini-bond scheme will get no compensation, according to ...
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Director completes MBO of luxury Caribbean tour operator

A director has completed the Management Buy-Out (MBO) of leading travel brand Caribtours, it has been announced ...
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Less than a month to Self-Assessment return

The Government is urging the more than 5 million taxpayers who have not yet submitted their Self-Assessment tax return to ...
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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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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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HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to ...
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Category: Blog, HMRC, SMEs, SMEs / Business

Latest trading figures “demonstrate the growing appetite for British produce outside of the EU”

The demand for UK goods and services “is growing across the globe”, a new study has revealed ...
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