Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft’ IR35 landing

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules.

27 Feb 2020

Points-based immigration system works for small businesses providing “costs are kept down”, says FSB

The Government’s new immigration system “works for small businesses”, but only if costs can be kept to a minimum, an industry body has said.

24 Feb 2020

Confusion over tax-free childcare scheme affecting its use

The take-up of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme which was introduced as a replacement to childcare vouchers has been hindered by a lack of understanding around eligibility and the financial benefits of the scheme.

20 Feb 2020

Hundreds join demonstration against IR35 rule changes

Hundreds of campaigners have reportedly marched outside Parliament in a demonstration against new off-payroll working rules which are due to come into effect from April this year.

17 Feb 2020

Government launches consultation on plans for new freeports

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to create up to ten freeports across the UK in a bid to encourage global trade and attract inward investment following Brexit.

13 Feb 2020

Government extends deadline to claim post-Brexit customs support

The deadline for applying for customs and tariff support has been extended to 31 January 2021, the Government has announced.

11 Feb 2020

Digital sector worth more than £400 million a day to UK economy

According to new Government figures, the digital sector contributed to £149 billion to the country during 2018, accounting for 7.7 per cent of the UK economy.

06 Feb 2020

Company insolvencies hit six-year high

Company insolvencies increased to their highest annual level for over six years, the latest statistics have shown.

03 Feb 2020

Rule change to shorten tax deadline for property sellers

Experts are warning that buy-to-let landlords and other property owners are at risk of financial penalties due to an obscure change to tax rules.

30 Jan 2020

Last call on tax returns, says HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers who have yet to submit their tax return to do so urgently.

28 Jan 2020

Get up to speed with new off-payroll working rules

Ahead of the introduction of the new off-payroll working rules, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a factsheet outlining the changes and what they mean for small businesses.

20 Jan 2020

One in five workers looking to start a business in 2020

According to new research by accounting software provider FreeAgent, one in five (22 per cent) UK employees plan to become their own boss during 2020.

16 Jan 2020

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