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Workers claiming Working Tax Credit urged to update their hours

Workers in receipt of Working Tax Credit (WTC), have been urged to check if they need to update their working hours. Read More

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: last chance to claim fifth grant

Today, 30 September 2021, is the last day self-employed workers can apply for the fifth and final Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant.

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Do I need to rethink my IR35 strategy while there is a shortage of lorry drivers?

Due to Brexit, driver retirement and the enforced IR35 reform, there is now a shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers in the UK – around 100,000, according to some estimates.

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Small developers invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding

Small and medium-sized developers have been invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding to build new homes.

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What are year-end accounts and how can I prepare for them?

If you’re new to business, year-end accounts may seem like a daunting prospect. But with the right preparation, advice and approach, you will have nothing to worry about.

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Chancellor to lay out plans in October Budget and Spending Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the Government will be pumping extra billions into the economy when he sets out details of the Budget and Spending Review on October 27.

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Record numbers return to work ahead of closure of furlough scheme

The number of people returning to work from furlough has reached its highest level since the start of the pandemic in March, the latest figures have revealed.

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Business leader calls for action on skills to support the recovery

The boss of one of Britain’s most influential business organisations has called on the Government to take action to make sure the UK’s economy does not stall because of labour shortages.

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UK business confidence hits a four-year high

Business confidence in the UK is at the highest level for more than four years according to a new survey, with nine of the 12 UK regions expecting growth.

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Tax-related scams double during coronavirus pandemic, figures reveal

Tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

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