Author: Sophie Lewis

Leading experts back House of Lords call to delay Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) will require VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold to keep records in digital form and file their VAT Returns using software.

New report shows self-employed numbers are down

Latest ONS figures show that the UK workforce increased only marginally in the last few months, with self-employed numbers particularly low.

Demand for British Services continues to grow

Latest figures show that the British services sector continues to flourish with exports growing to £286 billion in the year to 2018 Q2.

2018 set to be record year for new recruitment agency start-ups

New findings predict that this is be a bumper year for recruitment industry growth.

Chancellor forces self-employed into ‘holding pattern of despair’, says IPSE

The IPSE believes that the Chancellor’s IR35 decision is a short-term tax grab that will do lasting damage to the economy by taxing out of existence the smallest and most agile businesses

UK inflation fall will benefit self-employed, but IR35 is still a concern

With recent data revealing the welcome news of a fall in UK inflation, the IPSE is warning that IR35 tax policy is still a massive concern for the self-employed.

HSBC supports UK SMEs with £12 billion lending fund

HSBC UK has launched a £12 billion lending Fund in order to support the UK’s small and medium sized businesses.

UK exports at record high

Demand for British goods and services is higher than ever, with exports at a record high of £629.3 billion in the year to July 2018.