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New Prime Minister should ‘incentivise business investment’

25 Jul 19

BCC, IoD and FSB call for business-friendly measures.

Government dismisses calls for stamp duty shake-up

24 Jul 19

Stamp duty discourages downsizing, House of Lords committee says.

Large businesses penalised for late payments

23 Jul 19

18 companies suspended from the prompt payment code.

3 in 4 firms support auto-enrolment extension

22 Jul 19

Businesses say higher contributions will be needed in the future.

OBR: no-deal Brexit could cost £30bn in public borrowing

19 Jul 19

Businesses urged to make contingency plans.

Firms set for first quarterly VAT returns through MTD

18 Jul 19

HMRC urges businesses to sign up before 7 August.

More over-65s pay additional-rate income tax

17 Jul 19

37,000 people paid tax at 45% in 2018/19.

Government plans to reform statutory sick pay

16 Jul 19

SMEs could receive statutory sick pay rebate.

Capital gains tax changes to hit homeowners

15 Jul 19

Final period exemption for private residence relief will reduce to nine months.

HMRC presses on with IR35 in the private sector

12 Jul 19

Move to affect 170,000 individuals from April 2020.

Most savers on course for retirement

11 Jul 19

Latest auto-enrolment increase is well received.

1 in 5 sole traders close after one year

10 Jul 19

Businesses with ‘established’ traits more likely to keep trading.

Tax changes impact smaller landlords

09 Jul 19

Lenders’ trade body says Government should halt further measures.

OTS proposes inheritance tax reform

08 Jul 19

Recommends reducing seven-year period to five years.

MTD and Brexit cause HMRC helpline delays

05 Jul 19

Less than 42% of calls answered in May 2019.

Businesses raise £1.7bn net finance in May

04 Jul 19

SME lending growth increases 0.4% in 12 months.

State pension spending set to increase

03 Jul 19

Expenditure rises despite state pension age increases.

P11D and P11D(b) deadline approaches

02 Jul 19

Expenses and benefits must be reported by 6 July 2019.

Recruiters call for flexible training levy

01 Jul 19

960,000 temporary workers could benefit from access to training.

Pension rules ‘cause confusion’ for higher earners

28 Jun 19

Tapered allowance applies to individuals earning over £150,000.

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