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1 in 4 SMEs say revenue ‘fluctuates wildly’

27 Feb 19

53% report increased revenue in the past year.

Think tank calls for tax relief reform

26 Feb 19

Reliefs expected to cost £425bn in 2018/19.

HMRC delays self-assessment penalty notices

25 Feb 19

Late-filing taxpayers could be left unaware of additional fines.

Businesses urged to reclaim EU VAT before Brexit

22 Feb 19

No-deal complications could cause VAT refund delays.

DWP launches mid-life MOT website

21 Feb 19

Service offers advice on money, work and health.

Pressure builds for MTD delay

20 Feb 19

Taxation bodies say ‘clarity and guidance’ is needed.

Retail sales increase in January

19 Feb 19

New year sales provide boost for retailers.

Probate charges set to increase

18 Feb 19

Ministers confirm new fees are due to start in April.

Parents slow to embrace tax-free childcare

15 Feb 19

Scheme benefitted 109,000 children in December 2018.

Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

14 Feb 19

‘Common-sense move’ welcomed by importers.

Govt. proposes new stamp duty surcharge

13 Feb 19

1% charge would apply to non-UK residents.

Auto-enrolment passes 10m milestone

12 Feb 19

Workplace pension scheme hailed as 'extraordinary success story'.

Spring Statement date announced

11 Feb 19

Chancellor could upgrade Statement to full fiscal event.

BoE forecasts slow growth for 2019

08 Feb 19

Interest rate remains at 0.75%.

Pension changes ‘must benefit smaller firms’

07 Feb 19

New measures could divert more investments to SMEs.

First-time buyers struggle with mortgage jargon

06 Feb 19

9 in 10 say it’s difficult to buy a first home.

Businesses ‘not ready’ for MTD deadline

05 Feb 19

35% don’t know if they’ll be ready before 1 April 2019.

Tax trap hits almost 1m over-55s

04 Feb 19

HMRC figures reveal 980,000 affected.

Scottish Govt. reaches deal to pass Budget

01 Feb 19

Green Party provides last-gasp support for Budget.

Self-assessment: the final countdown

31 Jan 19

Tax return deadline is midnight on 31 January 2019.

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