Author: Jaime Thorpe

Calls for government contract bans for repeated late-paying businesses

The IPSE has backed the FBS’s call for late-paying big firms to get public contract bans.

Making Tax Digital software to cost SMEs an average £564

Despite government claims that Making Tax Digital will make it easier to report, only one in ten SMEs think it will have a positive impact on their tax reporting and financial management processes.

SMEs spend £100K+ on unnecessary recruitment fees

Some of the UK’s smaller sized businesses are spending £100K+ a year on recruitment agency fees – even if they’re not increasing their headcount.

Female-led start-ups receive significantly less venture capital

With recent findings revealing that female-led start-ups receive less than their male counterparts, AnyGood? founder, Juliet Eccleston, has called for investors to step out of their comfort zone and reap the benefits of increased investment in women.

Call for single digital amendment process for tax returns

Two thirds of AAT members recommend there should be a single digital amendment process for tax returns – to ensure simplicity for both tax payers and agents.

Record number of tax payers filed self-assessment on time

The number of tax payers who filed and paid their self-assessment before the deadline date was at a new record high this year.

‘Charter for Women in Business’ backed by MPs

The ‘Women in Finance Charter’ was officially launched in 2016, and now it has been recommended to extend this to all businesses in the UK.

Government and employers work together to kick-start flexible working

The Flexible Working Task Force is a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities.

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