SMEs struggling to realise their growth plans, study suggests

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 10 Oct, 2018

A new study carried out by the British Business Bank suggests that one in three small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to realise their growth plans, due to a lack of understanding of small


Is your workplace pension up to scratch?

Posted in Blog, Pensions, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 5 Oct, 2018

More than eight in 10 employees in the UK are now saving into a workplace pension, new figures reveal.


Government announce proposals to end late payments for small businesses

Posted in Blog, Economy, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 4 Oct, 2018

The Government has proposed new measures to tackle the issue of late payments to small businesses by larger companies who abuse their position in the market.


Businesses need to prepare for upcoming payroll changes

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 3 Oct, 2018

Businesses in the UK have less than six months to prepare for important new payroll legislation which will shake up the requirements of employee payslips, it has been warned.


Employers warned about TPR re-enrolment fines

Posted in Blog | Posted on 1 Oct, 2018

If businesses do not put measures in place to correctly re-enrol their staff into a workplace pension then they could face being fined by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).


Time is running out to register for 2017/18 self-assessment

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 28 Sep, 2018

Those who run their own business or receive Child Benefit and are required to submit a tax return for the first time are being reminded to register for self-assessment before 5 October 2018.


Credit Cards funded UK summer spending spree

Posted in Blog | Posted on 27 Sep, 2018

Industry figures have revealed that credit card lending is rising at its fastest pace since February after the summer’s hot weather boosted retailers.


Calls to reform SDLT

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 26 Sep, 2018

In recent weeks, estate agents, surveyors, researchers and more have all called on the Government for reforms to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), amid concerns that the levy is increasingly having a negative impact on


HMRC increasingly launching Inheritance Tax investigations

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 20 Sep, 2018

New figures published in the press this week reveal that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is increasingly cracking down on perceived Inheritance Tax (IHT) avoidance by targeting estates it believes have undervalued residential properties.


Almost three quarters of SMEs ‘unprepared’ for cyber attacks

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 19 Sep, 2018

A worrying new study suggests that almost three quarters (74 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have not put any money aside to deal with a cyber attack.