Personal insolvencies on the verge of highest level for a decade

According to official figures, the number of people facing insolvency is set to reach the highest level for almost a decade, following an annual increase of more than 22 per cent in December.Continue reading

IR35: BBC Presenter loses appeal over £400,000 tax bill

Television presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost an appeal at the Upper Tribunal over her tax status at the BBC.Continue reading

Time to think about tax returns, says HMRC

Is it that time of the year already?

Today, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded taxpayers that they have just 100 days to go until the 31 January tax return deadline.Continue reading

BRC leading calls for more to be done to protect the retail industry

According to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), there were around 85,000 job losses in the retail sector in the past year.Continue reading

Government grant schemes available for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The Government has a number of grant schemes available to help with the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, in order to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles.Continue reading

Finance affecting SMEs and their export potential

According to the UK’s export credit agency, Capital Economics for UK Export Finance (UKEF), 60 per cent of companies have cited finance as a key obstacle to exporting.Continue reading

New cybersecurity project to protect businesses from online fraud, says Government

The Government is launching a new cybersecurity programme to protect businesses from the threat of online fraud.Continue reading

Government awards £2 million fund to help solve problems faced by small businesses

The Government has announced that a £2 million fund is to be distributed in a bid to help address many of the common problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).Continue reading

FCA announces crackdown on car financing industry

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, has announced a crackdown on the car financing industry, saving drivers £165 million.Continue reading

SME Finance Charter to “increase small business access to finance”

The new SME Finance Charter will ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to finance, it has been revealed.Continue reading

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