Business News

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20 May

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

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.

17 May

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

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'.

16 May

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

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.

15 May

Government launches consultation on Companies House reforms

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

14 May

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

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.

13 May

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

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.

10 May

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

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.

09 May

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

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

08 May

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

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.

07 May

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

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'.

03 May

Bank of England upgrades UK growth forecast

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

02 May

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

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

01 May

AAT urges government to 'fix broken business rates system'

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has urged the government to 'fix the broken business rates system'.

30 Apr

Review to outline future of 1p and 2p coins

The Treasury plans to publish a review into the future of 1p and 2p coins.

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