Author: James Trowell

Number of women joining self-employed sector grows

The last 11 years have seen a particularly strong growth in the number of self-employed mothers, accounting for approximately one in eight contractors.

BEIS call for Small Business Commissioner to fine late paying firms

Earlier this year, the Small Business Commissioner called for a ‘traffic light’ warning system so that SMEs can easily identify large businesses that pay late.

IPSE responds to HMRC IR35 private sector consultation

With IR35 being extended to the private sector, HMRC has released an open consultation, seeking views on how the off-payroll working rules will work from April 2020.

One month to go before Making Tax Digital for VAT starts

Businesses need to get themselves ready for the introduction of Making Tax Digital – a new way of keeping business records and submitting digital VAT returns.

Expert brought in to boost government’s relationship with SMEs

A new ‘Small Business Crown Representative’ has been brought in to make sure small businesses have improved access to government contracts.

New government investment to boost small businesses

New projects are set to receive government funding in order to help small businesses to make better use of technology and modern management practices.

SMEs offered free HR support

In order to improve performance, smaller sized businesses in Birmingham are being offered free HR and people management support.

Lloyds Banking Group pledges to support businesses in 2019

Lloyds Banking Group is continuing to commit to helping Britain’s businesses prosper – for both existing and new firms.