Three-quarters of SMEs are afraid of chasing late payments, according to new research

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 17 Jul, 2019

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fear taking action over late payments, according to a new white paper published by Paul Uppal MP, the Small Business Commissioner.

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Sports Direct secure £52 million deal for Game Digital acquisition

Posted in Blog | Posted on 16 Jul, 2019

Sports Direct has announced that their £52 million offer for Game Digital is officially unconditional.

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HMRC defeated in latest high profile IR35 case

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 15 Jul, 2019

A radio presenter has become the latest high profile person to win an IR35 tribunal case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Total value of UK exports reach “record high” despite global headwinds

Posted in Blog | Posted on 12 Jul, 2019

The total value of UK goods and services exports increased by four per cent in 2019, a new report has revealed.

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Managing business expenses is the biggest headache for SMEs

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 11 Jul, 2019

According to the latest research, managing travel costs and business expenses are the two biggest headaches for businesses in the UK.

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HMRC publishes Making Tax Digital ‘Mythbusters’ helpsheet

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Making Tax Digital, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 10 Jul, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a Making Tax Digital (MTD) ‘Mythbusters’ helpsheet to clarify the current situation regarding businesses and MTD.

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Could the IHT seven-year rule on gifts be cut to five?

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 8 Jul, 2019

At present, when someone dies within seven years of passing on money, property or possessions to loved ones, tax of up to 40 per cent must be paid.

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Political uncertainty continues to stunt growth among small business community

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 5 Jul, 2019

More than seven in 10 small businesses have held back on investment while Brexit uncertainty continues to loom overhead, a new study has revealed.

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Over 800 cyber incidents reported to FCA by financial firms last year

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 4 Jul, 2019

According to new data obtained via a freedom of information request, financial services firms reported 819 cyber incidents to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) during 2018.

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Making Tax Digital – important updates

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Making Tax Digital | Posted on 3 Jul, 2019

The VAT notice for Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been updated, relaxing the rules to help clients.

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