Month: April 2019

What happens if I want to protect my assets from IHT?

9 Apr 2019

In the UK, individuals and families who wish to pass on their legacy need to tread very carefully in order to ensure they are not hit with a hefty Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill. IHT is levied at a rate of

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HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

8 Apr 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) has been extended to 31 May 2019.

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Latest trading figures “demonstrate the growing appetite for British produce outside of the EU”

5 Apr 2019

The demand for UK goods and services “is growing across the globe”, a new study has revealed.

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Government launches consultation on tackling SME R&D relief abuse

4 Apr 2019

The Government has launched a consultation on changes to research and development (R&D) tax credits which are intended to prevent businesses from abusing the scheme for small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Shoppers getting irritated with cash-only businesses

3 Apr 2019

SMEs and start-ups have less than five months to shift from taking cash only to accepting cards before a shopper’s expectations change. The higher demand in card payments by consumers is becoming a large factor in how a small business

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Shoppers getting irritated with cash-only businesses

3 Apr 2019

SME’s and start-ups have less than five months to shift from taking cash only to accepting cards before a shopper’s expectations change. The higher demand in card payments by consumers is becoming a large factor in how a small business

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Businesses get to grips with new employment costs

2 Apr 2019

Employers across the UK are starting April with a sudden increase in employment costs following a rise in workplace pension contributions and minimum wage costs. The sharp increase in expenditure on staff couldn’t come at a worse time for business

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Invoice fraud cost UK firms £93 million last year

2 Apr 2019

A recent survey conducted by UK Finance revealed that more than four in 10 UK businesses are unaware of the potential risks associated with invoice fraud. Last year these scams cost UK firms almost £93 million, with 3,280 invoice and

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Tax-free HMRC scheme assists families with childcare costs

2 Apr 2019

A Government scheme set up by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is advising parents to apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme, which provides contributions on savings used to cover childcare costs. Research has revealed that more than a million families

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UK SMEs hit by £17.4 billion cybercrime bill in 2018

2 Apr 2019

New research from internet service provider, Beaming, has revealed that in 2018 UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were affected by cybercrime to the tune of £17.4 billion. Business cybercrime is the flavour of the month for fraudsters, with hacking,

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