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Monday 28 May 2012

Consumers 'misled by supermarket discounts'

Customers are being misled by supermarket discounts, multi-buy offers and other sales tactics, according to the consumer watchdog Which?.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 25 May 2012

New tax helpline for the bereaved

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched an enhanced service for individuals who need to discuss a tax matter following bereavement.  Find out more and read the article here.

Thursday 24 May 2012

Young unemployed 'lack skills essential to the job market'

New research has suggested that many young unemployed people do not have the basic skills needed to obtain a regular job.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Single 30% income tax rate 'needed to boost economic growth'

Introducing a single 30% income tax rate would help to boost the UK's ailing economy, according to a report by economists and company directors.  Find out more and read the article here.  

Monday 21 May 2012

More than one in five 'has no retirement savings'

More than a fifth of individuals have failed to put by any funds for their retirement, a new study has warned.  Find out more on our website.  If you would like advice or help with your financial planning, please contact us.

Friday 18 May 2012

Employers 'more confident about hiring' despite economic gloom

Business groups have given mixed reactions to the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics, which suggests that employment rose by 105,000 in the three months to March, with unemployment falling by 45,000 on the previous quarter.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday 17 May 2012

Late payment culture 'adding to small business woes'

Small businesses are continuing to feel the pain of the UK’s late payment culture, with the average small firm having £45,000 worth of unpaid invoices at the end of 2011.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Experts highlight 'serious flaws' in child benefit changes

Government plans to reduce child benefit for families where an individual earns more than £50,000 have come under fire from a leading accountancy body.  Find out more on our website.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Employers call for rise in minimum wage for apprentices

The national minimum wage (NMW) for apprentices should be increased in order to improve the image of internships amongst young people, employers have said.  Find out more by reading the full article here.

Monday 14 May 2012

Three million taxpayers 'receive early refunds'

Up to 3.5 million taxpayers are set to receive tax refunds from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), as the annual reconciliation of PAYE for 2011/12 begins.  Find out more and read the article here.  If you would like help with your tax situation or would like help ensuring that your PAYE code is correct, please contact us now.

Friday 11 May 2012

Revenue unveils new tests to determine employment status

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released a series of tests which are designed to help determine the employment status of workers.  Find out more on our website.

Business groups voice concerns over Queen's Speech

Business groups have expressed concerns over the recent Queen’s Speech, with many arguing that the measures do not go far enough to boost economic growth.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Business group calls on banks to 'help drive SME exports'

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is urging banks to help drive the SME export market, by relaxing the lending criteria for small firms considering overseas operations.  To read the article click here.  If you would like more information about exporting your business, contact us and request a copy of our Export for growth document, produced in conjunction with UKTI.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Cash machines set to encourage charitable giving

Individuals will soon be able to make charitable donations when using a cash machine, under new plans to encourage philanthropic giving.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 4 May 2012

Small employers 'could face problems' implementing Real Time Information

A number of organisations have warned that small businesses could struggle to implement the new filing requirements under Real Time Information (RTI), due to poor internet access or a lack of technical knowledge.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday 3 May 2012

Taxpayers 'waiting longer' to speak to HMRC advisers

Taxpayers are being forced to wait longer to speak to an HMRC adviser, with one in four calls to the tax authority’s helpline going unanswered.  Read the article on our website to find out more.

Wednesday 2 May 2012

'Four million taxpayers' set to pay top rates

More than four million taxpayers will pay tax at the highest rates this financial year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has predicted.  Find out more on our website.  Contact us now on 020 7240 5821 to find out how we could help you with your tax affairs.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Money transfer errors on the rise, says Financial Ombudsman

Individuals are being advised to take care when moving funds from their bank account, following a rise in the number of complaints relating to money transfers.  Find out more on our website.