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15 Jul

HMRC launches VAT Registration Estimator

HMRC has launched a digital tool to help businesses estimate what registering for VAT may mean for them.

12 Jul

UK's economic recovery putting down roots

The UK's economic recovery is finally putting down roots after GDP grew faster than expected in May, says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

11 Jul

British Business Bank launches Growth Guarantee Scheme

The British Business Bank has launched the Growth Guarantee Scheme to help smaller businesses access finance.

10 Jul

Business confidence returning to pre-pandemic levels

Data published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that business confidence is returning to pre-pandemic levels.

09 Jul

Self assessment payment on account due on 31 July

The second payment on account towards income tax self assessment liabilities and Class 4 national insurance contributions (NICs) for 2023/24 is due by 31 July 2024.

08 Jul

Rachel Reeves named as the UK's first female Chancellor

Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West, has been named as the first female chancellor in the UK's history.

05 Jul

Business ready to work in partnership with Labour government

The UK's business groups have pledged to work in partnership with the new Labour government to revitalise the nation's economy.

04 Jul

Business push payment fraud hits £83 million

Authorised push payment (APP) fraud against businesses rose to £83 million last year, according to in the Payment Association's Annual Fraud Report 2024.

03 Jul

Household disposable incomes 'have grown at slow pace since 2010'

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has stated that household disposable incomes have grown at a slow pace since 2010 as a result of 'economic shocks'.

02 Jul

Next government warned 'you can't be pro-growth without being pro-green'

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned the new government that the UK economy cannot be separated from net-zero.

01 Jul

50% of savers unaware they are charged fees on their pension pots

Data published by investment adviser Moneyfarm has suggested that 50% of pension savers are unaware they are paying charges on their pension pots.

28 Jun

UK economy 'grew by more than previously estimated' at start of 2024

Revised figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that the UK economy grew by more than initially estimated at the start of this year.

27 Jun

New government 'should change law on hot workplaces'

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the next government to change the law on hot workplaces.

26 Jun

Average earnings 'just £16 a week higher than they were 14 years ago'

Research carried out by the Resolution Foundation has found that real average earnings are just £16 a week higher than they were 14 years ago.

25 Jun

Business group warns tax rises will be 'difficult to avoid' over next five years

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that tax rises will be difficult to avoid in the next five years.

24 Jun

Tax gap at record high

The UK's tax gap rose to a record to £39.8 billion in 2022/23, up by £1.7 billion as small businesses accounted for almost two thirds of unpaid tax, according to HMRC's data.

21 Jun

Rate decision disappointing for small businesses

The Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates was disappointing for small businesses, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

20 Jun

UK's investment performance 'worse than every other G7 country'

Data published by think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found that the UK's investment performance is worse than every other country in the G7.

19 Jun

Inflation at lowest level in almost three years, data shows

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the UK inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level in almost three years.

18 Jun

HMRC 'has not fined a single 'enabler' of offshore tax evasion', data reveals

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed that HMRC has not fined a single 'enabler' of offshore tax evasion in five years.

17 Jun

HMRC collected £1.39 billion in unpaid inheritance tax in last five years, data shows

Data published recently by HMRC has shown that it collected £1.39 billion in unpaid inheritance tax (IHT) in the last five years.

14 Jun

Next government 'should extend company car benefit in kind taxation tables'

The next government should prioritise extending the company car benefit-in-kind (BIK) taxation tables, the Association of Fleet Professionals recently stated.

13 Jun

'Stark economic challenge' facing whoever wins election

Think tanks and business groups have warned that whoever wins the General Election faces a 'stark economic challenge' as a result of faltering growth.

12 Jun

Next government needs to prioritise falling employment, says think tank

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has warned that the next government will need to tackle the problem of falling employment, not falling inflation.

11 Jun

Tax changes since 2010 have 'adversely affected families with children'

Research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that families with children were hit the hardest by tax and benefit changes since 2010.

10 Jun

Savers 'dangerously underestimating' minimum cost of retirement

Research carried out by pension provider Pension Bee has suggested that UK savers are 'dangerously underestimating' the minimum amount needed to retire.

07 Jun

Next government will need to build trust between HMRC and self-employed

The next government must take a direct hand in rebuilding trust between HMRC and the self-employed, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE).

06 Jun

Action needed to help firms 'navigate digital future'

Clear action is needed to help UK businesses 'navigate their digital futures', the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

05 Jun

Revitalise 'Brand Britain', says CBI

Revitalising 'Brand Britain' in its first 100 days in office should be a priority for the party that wins the General Election, says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

04 Jun

Business leader optimism in UK economy rises to highest level in three years

Confidence in UK economic prospects amongst business leaders has risen to its highest level in three years, according to research published by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

03 Jun

Last 15 years 'worst for income growth in generations', says IFS

In a new report, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that the past 15 years have 'been the worst for income growth in generations'.

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