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16 Jan 2018

UK consumers spending significant amounts on ‘impulse buys’, survey reveals

A survey carried out by online lending company myjar.com has revealed that individuals in the UK spend nearly £144,000 on 'impulse buys' over the course of their lifetime.

15 Jan 2018

Business profitability has risen considerably over last decade, TUC finds

An analysis of official figures carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that profitability amongst UK businesses has risen significantly over the past decade.

12 Jan 2018

Consumers to benefit from ban on credit and debit card surcharges

Consumers are set to potentially benefit from a ban on credit and debit card surcharges, which will take effect from 13 January.

11 Jan 2018

CBI survey reveals public confidence in UK businesses has risen significantly

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed a significant rise in the number of people who believe UK businesses have a good reputation.

10 Jan 2018

Small businesses affected by rising fuel costs, business group reveals

Following the news that both petrol and diesel prices have increased considerably, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that many small firms are being affected by rising operating costs as a result.

09 Jan 2018

Proposed changes to VAT 'could create additional burdens' for business

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned the government that proposals to change the way in which VAT is charged post-Brexit could create 'additional burdens' for UK businesses.

08 Jan 2018

FSB finds confidence amongst UK small businesses has fallen

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that confidence amongst UK small businesses has fallen significantly, with 31% of firms expecting their business performance to worsen over the coming three months.

05 Jan 2018

National Living Wage rises could lead to more jobs becoming automated, IFS warns

In a new report, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that future increases in the National Living Wage (NLW) could lead to more UK jobs becoming automated.

04 Jan 2018

HMRC publishes draft Making Tax Digital for VAT regulations

HMRC has published draft Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) regulations, outlining how businesses must use MTD-compatible software to keep digital records and file their VAT returns.

03 Jan 2018

Significant number of tax returns filed over festive period, official figures reveal

Figures published by HMRC have revealed that a significant number of taxpayers filed their self-assessment tax returns over the festive period.

02 Jan 2018

Government publishes staircase tax repeal Bill

The government has published a draft Bill to repeal the so-called ‘staircase tax’ that has adversely affected businesses in England and Wales.

29 Dec 2017

Have you made your financial New Year's resolutions?

With 2018 just around the corner, you may wish to consider creating some financial New Year's resolutions.

28 Dec 2017

Self-assessment tax return deadline looms

The deadline for submitting the 2016/17 self-assessment tax return is fast approaching.

27 Dec 2017

Businesses advised to safeguard against adverse winter weather

Insurance provider Zurich has advised businesses to safeguard themselves against adverse weather conditions over the festive period.

22 Dec 2017

UK businesses 'set to increase employee pay' in 2018, CBI finds

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that business owners in the UK will seek to increase their employees' pay in 2018.

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