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FSB urges government to provide SMEs with better access to support and advice

23 Jul 2021

In a new report, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the government to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with better access to business support and advice.

UK to overhaul funding of research and development

22 Jul 2021

The government is to review the bodies it uses to finance research and development (R&D) in the UK.

HMRC launches consultation on basis period reform

21 Jul 2021

HMRC has recently launched a consultation on how basis periods can be reformed for income tax for the self-employed.

CIOT urges government to make tax system easier to navigate

20 Jul 2021

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has urged the government to use its tax administration review to make the UK tax system easier to navigate for taxpayers.

CBI calls for urgent solution to 'crippling staff shortages'

19 Jul 2021

The government must make immediate changes to the current self-isolation policy as businesses face 'crippling staff shortages', according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Over 40% of UK employers planning to increase investment in skills

16 Jul 2021

More than 40% of UK employers are planning to increase investment in training compared with pre-COVID levels, according to the 2021 Confederation of British Industry (CBI)/Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey.

Job vacancies increase to over pre-pandemic levels

15 Jul 2021

There are more job vacancies now than there were before the pandemic, according to the Official for National Statistics (ONS).

High Street sales bounce back in spring

14 Jul 2021

Retail sales bounced during the spring with the quarter from April to June showing record growth, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Government urged to provide more clarity over reopening

13 Jul 2021

The government has been urged to provide more clarity and further guidance after it confirmed that most lockdown restrictions will end in England on 19 July.

International tax reform backed by 130 countries

12 Jul 2021

An historic deal for a global corporate tax rate of at least 15% has been agreed by 130 countries, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced.

HMRC publishes guidance on the fifth SEISS grant

09 Jul 2021

Full details of the fifth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant, including a new turnover test which determines the level of the grant, have now been published by HMRC.

Average losses from pensions scams now over £50,000

08 Jul 2021

The average loss from pension scams has reached £50,949 this year, according to the latest figures from Action Fraud.

Businesses borrowed £79 billion in COVID-19 support loans

07 Jul 2021

The UK's businesses borrowed a total of £79.3 billion from the government's coronavirus (COVID-19) lending schemes, according to official figures.

Questions remain over re-opening, say business groups

06 Jul 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he expects the final stage of England's coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown roadmap to go ahead on 19 July.

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