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12 Mar 2019

Report suggests millions of people 'would struggle in a cashless society'

A report published by the Access to Cash Review has revealed that, without action from the government, more than eight million individuals in the UK would 'struggle to cope in a cashless society'.

11 Mar 2019

Putting MTD software into place 'will cost firms an average of £564', FSB finds

Research published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that putting Making Tax Digital (MTD) software into place 'could cost UK small firms an average of £564'.

08 Mar 2019

HMRC publishes guidance on accounting for VAT in event of a 'no deal' Brexit

HMRC has published guidance on how businesses should account for import VAT in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal.

07 Mar 2019

FSB advises Chancellor to use Spring Statement to 'help small businesses'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to use the upcoming Spring Statement to 'help small firms'.

06 Mar 2019

CIOT urges government to ensure Digital Services Tax is a 'temporary fix'

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has urged the government to make its planned Digital Services Tax (DST) a 'temporary fix' to the issue of taxing online businesses.

05 Mar 2019

HMRC warns households of rise in landline tax scams

HMRC has urged UK households with a landline number to be vigilant following a significant rise in landline tax scams.

04 Mar 2019

HMRC urges 1.17 million businesses to sign up to MTD for VAT

With less than a month until the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT), HMRC is urging the 1.17 million UK businesses which have not yet signed up to the initiative to do so 'as soon as possible'.

01 Mar 2019

Data reveals 500,000 homebuyers have 'benefitted from Help to Buy schemes'

According to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), almost 500,000 homebuyers have benefitted from using one of the government's Help to Buy schemes.

28 Feb 2019

Government publishes 'no deal' Brexit impact assessment

In a new document, the government has assessed the impact of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario on UK businesses and trade.

27 Feb 2019

OTS publishes review into impact of technology on taxation

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a review into the impact of technology on UK taxation.

26 Feb 2019

Government launches consultation on 'plastic packaging tax'

The government has launched a consultation, outlining its proposal to introduce a tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content.

25 Feb 2019

£3 billion in Apprenticeship Levy funding 'remains untouched', data reveals

A Freedom of Information request made by the Open University (OU) has revealed that £3 billion in Apprenticeship Levy funding remains unused, meaning that only 14% of available funding is being utilised by employers.

22 Feb 2019

Small businesses 'worrying about access to finance after Brexit', according to report

A report published by the British Business Bank has revealed that a third of small businesses believe it will become 'more difficult' to access finance once the UK leaves the EU.

21 Feb 2019

Survey suggests eight in ten businesses 'aware of MTD for VAT'

A survey carried out by HMRC has revealed that 81% of VAT-mandated businesses are 'aware of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT)', either by name or by concept.

20 Feb 2019

MPs call for introduction of new levy on clothing retailers

The Environmental Audit Committee has called for the introduction of a new levy on so-called 'fast fashion' retailers.

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