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National minimum wage review under way

National minimum wage review under way

Posted in Latest News on July 2, 2014

The government has set out its remit for the annual review of the national minimum wage (NMW) by the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC). Alongside the …

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Zero hours contracts set for reform

Zero hours contracts set for reform

Posted in Latest News on July 2, 2014

Employees on zero hours contracts will be free to find work with more than one employer after the government moved to ban exclusivity clauses. Exclusivity …

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Digital businesses offered ‘one stop VAT shop’ for EU sales

Digital businesses offered ‘one stop VAT shop’ for EU sales

Posted in Latest News on July 2, 2014

Businesses supplying digital services – broadcasting, telecoms and e-services such as smartphone games and other apps – across the European Union will …

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Consultations turn spotlight on benefits in kind

Consultations turn spotlight on benefits in kind

Posted in Latest News on July 2, 2014

The government has launched consultations on key changes to employee benefits and expenses. The consultations, which began on 18 June, followed an announcement …

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Tax chiefs issue warning over capital allowance claims

Tax chiefs issue warning over capital allowance claims

Posted in Latest News on June 2, 2014

Businesses have been warned that HM Revenue & Customs will challenge attempts to claim capital allowances beyond their scope after a multi-million …

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Entrepreneurs urged to check for professional qualifications

Entrepreneurs urged to check for professional qualifications

Posted in Latest News on June 2, 2014

UK small businesses could be damaging their growth prospects by paying accountants who aren’t even qualified, an accountancy body has warned. The ACCA …

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Late payments still high on business agenda

Late payments still high on business agenda

Posted in Latest News on June 2, 2014

Late payment remains a concern for many small businesses, according to the latest research from the national small business group, the Forum of Private …

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IP protection stepped up

IP protection stepped up

Posted in Latest News on June 2, 2014

UK businesses will be able to better protect their intellectual property rights in the UK and abroad as new legislation was given the final go-ahead. A …

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Businesses give verdict on banks

Businesses give verdict on banks

Posted in Latest News on June 2, 2014

Thousands of UK businesses have given a frank assessment of banking services on a groundbreaking new website. The Business Banking Insight (BBI) website, …

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Tax crackdown brings in extra £23bn

Tax crackdown brings in extra £23bn

Posted in Latest News on June 2, 2014

New figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed that it brought in a record £23.9 billion in extra taxes over the last year, after stepping …

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