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Research suggests many individuals 'unaware of IHT rules' when gifting money

22 May 2019

Research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) has suggested that only 45% of individuals seeking to gift money are aware of inheritance tax (IHT) rules and exemptions.

OTS calls for review of PAYE system

21 May 2019

In a new report, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called for the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) system to be reviewed, to ensure tax agents can 'see relevant client information' and 'access a number of key services'.

ATT suggests couples 'could be affected' by increase in stamp duty for non-residents

20 May 2019

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has suggested that couples in England and Northern Ireland could be affected by a proposed increase in stamp duty for non-UK residents purchasing residential property.

CBI calls for UK firms to 'improve people management practices'

17 May 2019

A report published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that UK businesses could potentially add up to £110 billion to the UK economy by 'improving their people management practices'.

Welsh taxpayers urged to check payslips following income tax code mix-up

16 May 2019

Following an income tax code mix-up, HMRC has urged Welsh taxpayers to check their payslips to ensure the correct amount of tax has been deducted by their employer.

Government launches consultation on Companies House reforms

15 May 2019

The government has launched a consultation on new Companies House reforms, including a 'major upgrade' of its register.

Cuts to grants 'affecting sales of electric cars in the UK'

14 May 2019

A report published by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (EAMA) has suggested that sales of electric cars in the UK are being affected by the government's decision to reduce the grant for buyers of so-called 'green' vehicles.

Research suggests UK workers 'unaware of entitlement to paid travel time'

13 May 2019

Research carried out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has suggested that four in ten UK workers are 'unaware' that they are entitled to be paid for the time they spend travelling between work appointments.

FSB urges government to create 'small business plan for Europe'

10 May 2019

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a comprehensive 'small business plan', outlining a host of reforms to help 'unlock the potential of Europe's small businesses'. It is urging the government to follow suit and produce its own plan.

UK workers 'fear requesting a pay rise', research suggests

09 May 2019

Research carried out by recruitment firm Reed has suggested that many UK workers find the thought of asking for a pay rise 'unsettling'.

Stockpiling by SME manufacturers 'reached record high' last quarter, research finds

08 May 2019

Research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that stockpiling by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reached a 'record high' in the three months to April.

CIOT warns Digital Services Tax 'not a cure for struggling high streets'

07 May 2019

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned that the government's planned Digital Services Tax (DST) won't serve as a cure for the UK's 'ailing high streets'.

Bank of England upgrades UK growth forecast

03 May 2019

The Bank of England has upgraded its 2019 growth forecast for the UK economy.

'Record number' of UK workers being underpaid, Commission suggests

02 May 2019

Research carried out by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has suggested that a 'record number' of UK workers are being underpaid.

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