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Wednesday 26 September 2012

Revenue set to recover £4bn in tax avoidance crackdown

The Government is set to recover £4bn in lost tax this year through its crackdown on tax avoidance, according to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Town centres told to embrace online shopping in order to succeed

UK town centres must embrace online shopping if they are to prosper over the next decade, according to a new report.  Find out more on our website.

Monday 24 September 2012

New rules to simplify VAT e-invoicing for small businesses

Invoicing customers electronically is set to become easier for small and medium-sized businesses, when changes to an EU Directive on VAT invoicing come into effect in the New Year.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 21 September 2012

King predicts recovery for UK economy

The governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, has said that UK economic growth is likely to pick up in the next quarter.  To find out more, read the article here.

Thursday 20 September 2012

600,000 people to be signed up to new pension scheme by the end of 2012

Some 600,000 more people will be saving into a workplace pension scheme by the end of the year, according to official estimates.  To find out more about the auto-enrolment scheme, read our latest newsletter.  Contact us to discuss how your company will be affected.

Wednesday 19 September 2012

New business bank 'will require £40bn of capital'

The newly proposed Government-backed ‘business bank’ will require an injection of £40bn of capital over the first four years in order to work successfully, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).  To find out more, read the full article here.

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Rise in credit refusals hits small business confidence

An increasing number of small firms are being refused finance, resulting in a fall in business confidence, a new survey has revealed.  Find out more on our website.

Monday 17 September 2012

One in three SMEs 'remain unaware' of new RTI regime

One in three small and medium-sized businesses remain unaware of the impact that the new Real Time Information (RTI) regime will have on their firm, according to recent research.  Find out more and read the article here.

Friday 14 September 2012

Government backs cut in unfair dismissal payouts

The maximum amount of compensation that can be awarded for unfair dismissal is to be cut, as part of a series of measures to reform the employment tribunal system.  Find out more and read the article here.

HMRC nets additional £500m from UK's richest taxpayers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has collected an additional £500 million in tax from the UK’s wealthiest individuals, according to new data.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Chancellor sets date for 2012 Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that the 2012 Autumn Statement will be delivered at 12.30pm on Wednesday 5 December.  What is it expected to cover?  Find out on our website.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Half of workers 'unaware' of pension auto-enrolment reforms

More than half of workers are unaware of a scheme to automatically enrol employees into a workplace pension, a new study has found.  Find out more on our website.

'Thousands of businesses' to benefit from health and safety overhaul

Many thousands of businesses are set to benefit from a radical overhaul of health and safety regulations with effect from April 2013, the Government has announced.  To find out more, click here to read the article.

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Business group welcomes investigation into fuel prices

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has welcomed the launch of an investigation into fuel prices by the Office of Fair Trading.  Find out more on our website.

Monday 10 September 2012

Businesses and homeowners to 'benefit from shake-up of planning laws'

Businesses and homeowners are set to benefit from a shake-up of the planning regulations under Government plans designed to boost the construction industry.  Read the article for more information.

Friday 7 September 2012

Business groups welcome plans for state-backed small business bank

Business groups have welcomed Government proposals to introduce a new state-backed small business bank, in a bid to tackle the ongoing difficulties faced by small firms seeking credit.  Read the full article on our website to find out more.

Thursday 6 September 2012

Taxpayers urged to submit historic tax returns under new HMRC campaign

Thousands of higher rate taxpayers with gaps in their self assessment record will receive letters urging them to take part in a new HMRC campaign to recoup unpaid tax. Read the article here.

Monday 3 September 2012

Excessive credit card surcharges set to be banned

The Government has unveiled new proposals which will make it unlawful to impose excessive hidden surcharges when consumers make payments for goods and services using a credit or debit card.  Find out more and read the article here.