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Strong growth for service sector boosts UK economy

Posted in Blog | Posted on 4 Jul, 2018

Growth in the UK’s service sector hit an eight-month high in June, indicating that the UK economy is beginning to ‘pick up speed’.

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Q1 economic growth revised upwards

Posted in Blog, Economy | Posted on 2 Jul, 2018

In a surprise move, the UK’s economic growth has been revised upwards for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018.

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SME retailers anticipating summer sales boost

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 28 Jun, 2018

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the retail sector are anticipating strong sales over the course of the summer, spurred on largely by this year’s unusually strong British sunshine, a new report reveals.

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Are you a “stressed” out parent? Make sure you’re making full use of the tax-free childcare allowance

Posted in Blog | Posted on 27 Jun, 2018

Parents have been reminded to make use of the £2,000 tax-free childcare allowance over the summer holidays to help with the cost of care.

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‘Poor workplace culture’ is costing SMEs thousands of pounds, study suggests

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 25 Jun, 2018

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are losing thousands of pounds in potential output due to poor workplace culture, a new study suggests.

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Inflation remains at one-year low

Posted in Blog, Economy | Posted on 25 Jun, 2018

UK inflation remained at a one-year low of 2.4 per cent in May, despite many economists predicting a rise to 2.6 per cent following a surge in the cost of global oil prices.

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Card payments now ‘more popular’ than cash in UK, study suggests

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 25 Jun, 2018

The number of debit card payments made in the UK overtook the use of cash in 2017, a new report has revealed.

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Almost half of SME bosses still ‘unaware’ of MTD

Posted in Blog, HMRC, SMEs | Posted on 25 Jun, 2018

Almost half (41 per cent) of small business decision-makers are ‘unaware’ of Making Tax Digital (MTD), new research reveals.

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Government Brexit redeployments to delay Making Tax Digital for Individuals

Posted in Making Tax Digital, Newswire | Posted on 12 Jun, 2018

A number of key projects at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have been placed on hold to make staff available for Brexit issues, including Making Tax Digital for Individuals. The simple assessment rollout and real-time

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SMEs urged to improve productivity

Posted in Blog, SMEs | Posted on 11 Jun, 2018

A new study suggests that ‘poor company culture’ is costing the UK economy billions of pounds every single year – and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to do more to motivate their staff

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