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Friday, 27 February 2015
Stamp duty reforms benefit homebuyers
More than two thirds of homebuyers in England and Wales will benefit from the stamp duty (SDLT) reforms announced in the Autumn Statement 2014, according to research by Nationwide. See more.
Raise minimum wage, says LPC
The national minimum wage (NMW) should be increased by 3% in October 2015, according to the Low Pay Commission (LPC). Read the full article here.
Staying in work could boost pension savings by a third
Workers could increase their pension savings by a third if they work 5 years beyond the state pension age, according to research by Friends Life and the Pensions Policy Institute. Click here for more.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Firms affected by late payment
More than three quarters of businesses suffer from late payments, according to research by Bacs. Read more.
Savers not discussing pension reform plans
Less than a third of 40-70 year-olds have spoken to someone about the upcoming pension reforms, according to research by Partnership. Click here for more.
Record number of women in work
The proportion of women in employment has reached a record 68.2%, official figures reveal. Read the whole article here.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Inflation falls to new low in January
UK inflation fell to 0.3% in the year to January 2014, according to official figures. Read the whole article on our website.
Renting property more expensive than buying
First time buyers pay almost 10% less each month than those who rent, according to research by Halifax. Read on our website.
Business support scheme reform needed, says FSB
Small businesses are not getting enough local or national support, according to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). See here for more.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Tax summaries now available online
The 8 million people who electronically filed their 2013/14 self-assessment tax return on time are now able to view their tax summary online, HMRC has announced. Click here for more.
Employers urged to provide more work experience
One fifth of employers say that nothing could persuade them to provide work experience placements to young people, according to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). See more here.
Automatic workplace pension transfers from autumn 2016
Workers will be able to take their pension pots with them when they change jobs from autumn 2016, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced. Read more on our website.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Older workers willing to retrain
Almost two-thirds of workers over 50 say they want further training so they can continue working into retirement, according to research by MetLife. Click here for more.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Majority of businesses lack mental health policy
Three-quarters of employers don't have a workplace mental health policy, research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and YouGov has found. Read more here.
Pensioner bonds extended by 3 months
The government's Pensioner Bonds will remain on sale for another 3 months, the Chancellor George Osborne has announced. See the article on our website.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our newly designed website which can be found at the same address: www.bournerbullock.co.uk.
The website will be updated regularly with useful information and news to ensure that you are kept completely up to date with your accountancy and tax matters.
Freelancers optimistic for 2015
The freelance sector will grow during 2015, according to new research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE). See our website for more.
Pension charge cap plans submitted to Parliament
Draft regulations that will place a cap on workplace pension charges have been submitted to Parliament. Read the whole article on our website.
Government outlines measures to tackle late payments
Business groups will be given new powers to tackle unfair payment practices under measures announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). See more here.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Small businesses 'face £10bn tax compliance bill'
Small businesses are being placed at a competitive disadvantage as a result of the high cost of complying with UK tax legislation, a new report has suggested. Read more here.
Increasing number of taxpayers facing fine for late tax returns
As the 31 January deadline for submitting the 2014 self assessment tax return passed, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed that the number of taxpayers failing to file their tax returns on time had increased on last year. See the article on our website.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Younger workers hardest hit by financial crisis, study shows
Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has been released, showing the impact of the financial crisis and economic recovery on UK employees. See our website for the whole article.
Retail sales show strong yearly growth
Despite slower sales compared to December, the year to January has seen a large improvement in sales volumes, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Click here for more.
MPs to tackle supply chain bullying
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has assembled a cross-party group of MPs to help tackle the problem of poor payment practices facing a significant number of small firms in the UK. Read more on our website.
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