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Tuesday 31 January 2012

Think tank wants further corporation tax cuts in upcoming Budget

The Chancellor George Osborne is being urged to consider further cuts to corporation tax in a bid to boost economic growth.     Find out more and read the article here.

Monday 30 January 2012

Web economy 'will double by 2016'

The value of the web economy in G20 member countries is set to almost double by 2016, a new report has suggested.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 27 January 2012

Self assessment deadline 'extended' for two days

Taxpayers who file their self assessment tax return online on 1 or 2 February will not be penalised, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed.  Find out more and read the article here.

Thursday 26 January 2012

Pension auto-enrolment delayed for small firms

Small firms will be given longer to comply with the new pension auto-enrolment rules because of the tough economic climate, the Government has announced.  Find out how this well affect you and read the article here.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Government launches multi-million pound retirement campaign

The Government has launched a multi-million pound media campaign to encourage individuals to save more for their retirement.  Find out more on our website.

Monday 23 January 2012

Increase in parental leave to be delayed by a year

The planned increase to parental leave will be postponed by one year, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed.  To see how this would affect you, read the article here.

Friday 20 January 2012

Government 'must do more' to boost small business job creation

Some of the UK’s leading business groups are urging the Government to take action to help small businesses to create job opportunities, as recent research suggests that firms are looking to shed further positions.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday 19 January 2012

Online shopping 'surpasses £50bn mark'

Online shopping increased by 14% last year to reach more than £50 billion, a new report has found.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Revenue issues crackdown on post-cessation trade relief

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has introduced new legislation to block a scheme involving post-cessation trade relief, with immediate effect.  Read the article here to find out more.

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Government urged to 'take action' on Autumn Statement proposals

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to focus on implementing measures announced in the Autumn Statement, after new research revealed that confidence plummeted amongst small firms at the end of 2011.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Monday 16 January 2012

Clegg to launch employee ownership plan

Plans to cut red tape and introduce tax breaks for employee-owned companies are set to be unveiled by the Government.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 13 January 2012

Government urged not to scrap 'vital' work experience placements

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has called on the Government to rethink its proposals to remove the statutory requirement for GCSE-level school pupils to complete a minimum of two weeks of work experience, amid fears that the move will impact on the number of pupils who leave school ready to enter the job market.  Find out more and read the article here.

Thursday 12 January 2012

Retirement income expected to fall in 2012

More than £3,000 has been wiped off the value of pension pots in the past four years, according to a new report by Prudential insurance.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Taxpayers warned over fake rebate emails as deadline looms

Taxpayers are being urged not to respond to a series of new tax rebate ‘phishing’ emails being sent by fraudsters, ahead of the 31 January Self Assessment Tax Return deadline.  Find out more on our website.

Monday 9 January 2012

Government pledges crackdown on 'health and safety culture'

The Government has vowed to remove ‘pointless’ and ‘time-wasting’ health and safety legislation during the course of 2012, which it says has led to a culture of fear amongst businesses.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday 5 January 2012

Business records check programme 'under review'

HMRC is to carry out a review of its business records checks programme after the initiative was criticised by business groups and MPs.  Find out more by reading the article here.

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Government urged to act on employment law burden

Ministers are being urged to do more to ease the regulatory burden on micro firms after some business groups criticised the Government's moratorium on employment law.  Find out more on our website.