UK ‘tax gap’ at record low, figures reveal

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 21 Jun, 2019

The tax gap – the difference between the amount of tax that should be paid and what is actually paid – has shrunk to just 5.6 per cent.

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Mortgage Advice Bureau acquires First Mortgage Direct Limited in £16.5 million deal

Posted in Blog | Posted on 21 Jun, 2019

The Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has acquired 80 per cent of First Mortgage Direct (FMD) for £16.5 million.

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Government announces new measures to ensure SMEs are paid on time

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 20 Jun, 2019

The Government has announced new measures to ensure that small businesses get paid on time.

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Industry bodies call for Government to delay IR35

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 19 Jun, 2019

UK industry is calling for the Government to delay plans to extend the IR35 tax law to the private sector.

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SMEs receive a record £6.7 billion in equity funding

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

Last year, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) attracted a record £6.7 billion in equity investments, representing a five per cent year-on-year increase. According to the British Business Bank’s annual Small Business Equity Tracker report, the

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Owner of ancient burial ground charged thousands in business rates argues he should be exempt

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 14 Jun, 2019

A man who opened the first ‘Neolithic’ burial mound to be built in the UK for some 5,500 years has been asked to pay more than £13,000 in business rates.

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TSB launches digital advice program to support small business owners

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

A nationwide programme has been launched by high street bank TSB in a bid to help improve the digital expertise of small business owners.

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Time taken to settle HMRC tax investigations reaches record length

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 12 Jun, 2019

The length taken to settle HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax investigations reached an all-time high in March 2019.

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Gift Aid fraudster who used charity cash to fund luxury lifestyle is jailed for three years

Posted in Blog, Charities, HMRC | Posted on 10 Jun, 2019

A treasurer who stole more than £270,000 from a charity has been jailed for three years, a report has revealed.

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HMRC refunds £1.8 million child benefit tax penalties

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 10 Jun, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued £1.8 million in refunds after reviewing cases where families were hit with penalties for failing to register for a charge relating to their child benefits.

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