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Regulator warns of help-to-buy equity loan risk

21 Feb 20

Borrowers may be exposed to changing economic conditions.

SMEs reveal Spring Budget wishlist

20 Feb 20

Reforming business rates features prominently.

Spring Budget to go ahead as planned

19 Feb 20

New chancellor is “cracking on with preparations”.

Families miss out on £2,000 in tax-free childcare

18 Feb 20

Only 172,000 parents claim the support.

‘Spring Budget could be delayed’

17 Feb 20

Transport Secretary fuels rumours of another delay.

Javid sensationally quits as chancellor

14 Feb 20

Rishi Sunak accepts top job at the Treasury.

Employers urged to prepare for parental bereavement leave

13 Feb 20

New legislation kicks in from 6 April.

Chancellor mulls pension tax relief reform

12 Feb 20

Move could save the Treasury £10bn a year.

Directors call for Budget to unleash entrepreneurism

11 Feb 20

Urgency to “reduce costs and boost investment”.

HMRC reveals tweak to off-payroll rules

10 Feb 20

Full report due to be published this month.

Income tax rates remain unchanged in Scotland

07 Feb 20

Lower thresholds to rise in line with inflation.

‘Most workers are unsure of pension pot value’

06 Feb 20

Knowledge levels higher in under-55 workers.

National insurance thresholds rise to £9,500

05 Feb 20

31 million employees set to benefit in 2020/21.

Almost a million miss tax returns deadline

04 Feb 20

Treasury stands to net £96m from instant fines.

MPs suggest radical revamp for inheritance tax

03 Feb 20

Calls gather momentum ahead of the Spring Budget.

Bank of England holds interest rate

31 Jan 20

MPC votes to keep bank rate at 0.75%.

HMRC writes to businesses about post-Brexit trade

30 Jan 20

Traders told to prepare during the transitional period.

Most firms not benefitting from MTD for VAT

29 Jan 20

Businesses report extra costs and obligations.

‘Small business champion’ named new commissioner

28 Jan 20

Government appoints Philip King on an interim basis.

Last call for three million tax returns

27 Jan 20

2018/19 tax returns are due by midnight on Friday.

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