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Almost half of all UK SMEs think technology is more important to their business than people

Almost half of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that technology is more important to their business than people, according to new research. Read More

New SRA Accounts Rules given go-ahead

The legal regulator has given the go-ahead on planned changes to Solicitors Accounts Rules which are set to be introduced later this year. Read More

Are you aware of the inheritance tax risks associated with gifting?

According to new research conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), only one in four people who make financial gifts are aware of the inheritance tax (IHT) risks. Read More

Workers could be missing out by not checking personal tax accounts

According to the latest research from the Post Office, just under half (46 per cent) of workers have never checked their personal tax accounts. Read More

Competitive legal landscape resulting in innovation at the bottom

Start-ups, niche ‘boutique’ practices and sole practitioners are outperforming traditional law firms in terms of growth and profit per equity partner, new research has revealed. Read More

Businesses urged to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services

MPs have urged businesses to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services, with talk of the UK becoming a cashless society. Read More

Does HMRC treat all businesses fairly?

According to a recent British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey, three in five businesses (58 per cent) believe the tax system is “fundamentally unfair”. Read More

Business failure at highest levels since 2014, says FSB

The number of businesses who filed for insolvency increased by 6.3 per cent in the first three months of 2019, new figures have shown. Read More

Audit of insolvent company uncovers £40,000 in concealed assets

A travel operator has been shut down after attempting to hide £40,000 in company assets. Read More

Shareholders powers are not tackling excessive executive pay issues

Measures that were implemented to give shareholders the powers to veto excessive executive pay packages have failed according to new research from a think tank. Read More

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