Author: Jaime Thorpe

Self-employed sector left disappointed after draft finance bill release

The government has published the draft finance bill, confirming plans to go ahead with extending IR35 rules to the private sector in April 2020.

Business confidence rises for third time in four months

Overall business confidence rose last month, with confidence in retail, construction and services up and the retail sector seeing the highest increase of 11 points to 22%.

Poor management cost UK business £84m a year

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) gives advice to businesses, as findings reveal poor management costs UK firms millions a year.

Relief available for those struggling to find accessible MTD software

As part of Making Tax Digital, businesses registered for VAT with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 must keep VAT records digitally and file their VAT returns using MTD compatible software.

Businesses to pay rates bills that better reflect current property values

Business rates payers in England will now have bills that more accurately reflect current property values.

Two thirds of organisations still not GDPR compliant

It’s been a year since GDPR came into force, however, latest findings reveal the majority of respondents believe many organisations are still not compliant.

British exports at record high

UK firms sold more overseas in the 2018/19 financial year than at any time since records began.

SME bosses interfere more in HR than any other department

A survey revealed that as many as 40% of respondents said that their boss interferes in their role, with another 40% believing that this adversely affects company productivity.