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Don’t forget the Self-Assessment deadline - December 6, 2017

While most people will be focused on the festive celebrations at this time of the year, businesses and their owners must … Read more

SMEs risk losing out on Christmas income totalling £2bn if they don’t accept cards - December 6, 2017

A new study has revealed that almost half of all shoppers will not spend money with a business this Christmas if it doesn’t … Read more

Business rates to switch from RPI to CPI, saving SMEs billions of pounds - December 6, 2017

Businesses across the UK have welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to bring forward plans changing the way business rates … Read more

Class 2 and 4 NIC merger delayed until 6 April 2019 - December 6, 2017

The abolition of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will now be delayed until 6 April 2019, according to a new … Read more

Simple by name, but not necessarily by nature - December 6, 2017

Earlier this year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced Simple Assessments for some taxpayers who have, until now, … Read more

Chasing outstanding debts from an individual or sole trader? The process has changed - December 6, 2017

Outstanding payments can be a major headache for SMEs as they can have a significant effect on cashflow and seeking payment … Read more

Chancellor fails to deliver on Office for Tax Simplification’s VAT simplification recommendations - December 6, 2017

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) recently published its findings following a review intended to ensure the VAT system … Read more

Autumn Budget 2017 - November 22, 2017

When Chancellor Philip Hammond stepped up to the despatch box, he would have been acutely aware of the pressure he was under. … Read more

Cybersecurity failings are rife amongst UK SMEs - November 3, 2017

UK-based SMEs are not doing enough to ensure the data they hold is secure, it has been reported. Findings from a newly-published … Read more

OECD calls on UK to increase tax on self-employed - November 3, 2017

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on the UK Government to revive … Read more