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TSB launches digital advice program to support SMEs

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

“Crunch time” to take action against late payments, say small businesses

Members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called for an “end” to late payments as they continue to threaten the survival of businesses up and down the country. 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

UK outperforms every other EU economy in foreign direct investment

The UK has been confirmed as one of the top three investment destinations in the world, performing above all other major economies in the EU. Read More

FSB calls on Government to support bricks and mortar businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for a new 100 per cent business rates relief scheme for childcare providers in England. Read More

What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

The Government has recently implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As a result, businesses will be expected to familiarise themselves and implement the following changes to their current working practices. Read More

HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) has been extended to 31 May 2019. Read More

Making tax digital is live today, yet one million businesses are not registered

As of today, UK based businesses that have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to switch to the new digital tax service to report earnings and calculate VAT owed. Read More

Businesses losing out on £6.7 billion by using out of date accounting systems

Research carried out by Barclaycard found that more than one-fifth of finance bosses consider their accounting software is outdated, while 16 per cent revealed that companies are not making the most of early payment discounts, losing an estimated £6.7 billion each year. Read More

No-deal Brexit: Details published of temporary tariff regime

The Government has this month published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime should the UK leave the EU without a deal later this year. Read More

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