Regulations

Large businesses penalised for late payments

23 Jul 19

18 companies suspended from the prompt payment code.

Government urged to set date for audit reform

11 Jun 19

BEIS committee says ‘clear timescale’ is needed.

Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

14 Feb 19

‘Common-sense move’ welcomed by importers.

Ombudsman ‘not ready’ to handle more SME disputes

30 Jul 18

Small businesses ‘lack options for handling financial disputes’.

GDPR legislation takes effect

25 May 18

Data protection entered new era on 25 May 2018.

Landlords face tenant fees ban

04 Apr 18

Proposal could introduce extra costs for landlords.

New legislation to target rogue landlords

16 Jan 18

Tenants will be able to take legal action over unsafe housing.

SMEs ‘unprepared for GDPR legislation’

19 Sep 17

Only 9% of business owners fully understand new data protection regulations.

Data protection overhaul to affect SMEs

08 Aug 17

Individuals will be able to legally ask businesses to delete certain personal data from May 2018.

SMEs hit with auto-enrolment fines

18 Jul 17

Smaller firms are more likely to ignore their auto-enrolment duties, putting them at risk of a penalty fine.

Firms ignoring auto-enrolment duties

09 May 17

Small businesses are becoming more complacent with their auto-enrolment duties.

Businesses miss auto-enrolment deadline

18 Apr 17

16% of businesses who have applied for a workplace pension did so after their staging date, up from 1% in Q1 2016.

Confirmation statement reminder

08 Jun 16

Confirmation statements for registered companies will replace the annual return from 30 June 2016.

Confirmation statement to replace annual return

09 May 16

For companies submitting their annual return and accounts to Companies House, a new confirmation statement is due to replace the annual return from June 2016.

Changes to annual accounting regulations for businesses

04 May 16

Preparing your annual accounts? A number of important changes to the way that small and medium-sized companies prepare and file their accounts with Companies House have been introduced.

Auto-enrolment staging date unknown to many employers

06 Aug 15

Almost two thirds of small and micro employers don't know when they need to start complying with auto-enrolment, according to research by The Pensions Regulator.

Third of firms leave auto-enrolment to last minute

23 Jul 15

Almost a third of firms that had their auto-enrolment staging date in Q2 2015 completed their application at the last minute or missed the deadline, NOW: Pensions has revealed.

Reporting standards for small firms simplified

20 Jul 15

The Financial Reporting Council has introduced new accounting standards designed to simplify reporting for small and micro businesses.

Government announces red tape reviews

17 Jul 15

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will launch reviews into cutting red tape in 5 key sectors, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

Regulations on holiday pay arrears come into effect

02 Jul 15

Regulations to prevent backdated claims for holiday pay going back more than 2 years have taken effect from 1 July 2015.

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