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Category Archives:SME

HMRC defeated in latest high profile IR35 case

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

Managing business expenses is the biggest headache for SMEs

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

HMRC publishes Making Tax Digital ‘Mythbusters’ helpsheet

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

Political uncertainty continues to stunt growth among small business community

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

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

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. Read More

A quarter of major defaulters on HMRC list are in the restaurant and takeaway industry

A quarter of the cases on HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) list of major defaulters are from the restaurant and takeaway sector, according to the latest data. Read More

Drunk people in the workplace cost UK economy £1.4 billion a year

New research has revealed that as many as 89,000 people are turning up to work hungover or under the influence of alcohol every day, costing the economy around £1.4 billion a year. Read More

Government announces new measures to ensure SMEs are paid on time

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

SMEs receive a record £6.7 billion in equity funding

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. Read More

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

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