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Fraudsters go after taxpayers in new VAT scam

Vale & WestOct 18,2017
Tax

A cyber security expert has warned about a new breed of “phishing” emails, designed to trick taxpayers into downloading malicious software.

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With Artificial Intelligence, UK economy could see an extra £630 billion

Vale & WestOct 17,2017
Economy

New research suggests that the UK could benefit from £630 billion, if Artificial Intelligence (AI) is supported and backed by the Government.

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Business groups set out Autumn Budget wish lists

Vale & WestOct 16,2017
SMEs

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to support Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the upcoming Autumn Budget announcements.

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Record number of start-ups

Vale & WestOct 16,2017
Lee Gardner

According to the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CfE), a record number of companies were established in the UK last year and it looks as though the record will be broken again this year.

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Banks crackdown on lending ahead of consumer debt crisis

Vale & WestOct 13,2017
Economy

Banks will crackdown on unsecured lending to households – amid concerns that the consumer debt crisis is spiralling out of control.

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IMF suggests raising top rates of tax in developed countries

Vale & WestOct 12,2017
Tax

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed that some “rich countries” could, in theory, raise income taxes without harming economic performance.

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SMEs set to boost the economy

Vale & WestOct 11,2017
SMEs

A new study suggests contributions from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK’s top ten cities will grow by an average of 19 per cent.

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Self-builders due VAT rebate

Vale & WestOct 11,2017
Lee Gardner

A recent study has found that more than a quarter of people who build their own homes are failing to reclaim the VAT on their building materials and could be owed as much as £30,000.

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Britain draws “record-breaking” number of tourists

Vale & WestOct 10,2017
Economy

The UK tourism industry is “booming”, with the island expecting to see nearly 40 million overseas visitors by the end of this year.

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Watch out for scam calls

Vale & WestOct 9,2017
Richard Ziemba

Taxpayers are being urged to take care when receiving calls purporting to come from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), as these are scams – HMRC will never call taxpayers direct.

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