Government announces consultation for plans to make HMRC a preferential creditor after insolvency

Posted in Blog, HMRC, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 7 Mar, 2019

The Government has announced details of the first public consultation on its plans to make HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) a secondary preferential creditor for certain tax debts which are paid by employees and customers


New research has discovered the fastest growing UK industries for women

Posted in Blog, SMEs / Business | Posted on 7 Mar, 2019

Marking International Women’s Day 2019, a study has explored labour market data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal where new opportunities are opening up for women and where potential new career paths may


Shakira to face tax fraud accusation in Spanish court

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 4 Mar, 2019

The Colombian singer, Shakira whose estimated wealth is £176 million, is being investigated on suspicion of committing six separate counts of tax fraud against the Spanish Treasury totalling more than £12.5 million (€14.5 million).


Thousands yet to register for EORI number, figures show

Posted in Blog, Economy | Posted on 1 Mar, 2019

Just 17 per cent of businesses who trade with the EU have registered for an Economic Operator and Registration Identification (EORI) number, new figures have revealed.


UK Finance launches campaign in bid to help SMEs prepare for Brexit

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 27 Feb, 2019

UK Finance announced a national campaign encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prepare for the potential changes and opportunities brought about by the UK’s departure from the EU.


Surplus in CGT receipts boosts UK Government’s finances

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 25 Feb, 2019

According to the latest figures released by Office for National Statistics, income from taxes surpassed public spending by £14.9 billion, which has resulted in the Government’s largest January surplus since records began in 1993.


MP’s calling for more to be done to help the high street

Posted in Blog, Economy, SMEs / Business | Posted on 21 Feb, 2019

MP’s are backing calls for changes to the current tax regime in a bid to halt the current decline in British high streets and town centres and allow them to flourish in the future.


Innovative ideas to change the world: new business funding

Posted in SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 20 Feb, 2019

Innovate UK Smart funding launches with £20 million grant competition for ambitious projects that could disrupt a global industry or market.


SMEs striving for growth in 2019 with half looking to increase headcount

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 13 Feb, 2019

With continuing tough economic uncertainty, UK SMEs are still eager to grow their headcount by an average of 21 per cent over the next 12 months, according to new research from business energy supplier, Opus


ICAEW reveal valentine’s tax benefits

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 11 Feb, 2019

It may not be the most romantic reason to propose but with valentine’s day just a few days away the ICAEW are highlighting the tax benefits of getting married or entering a civil partnership.