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Self-employed economic contribution falls by £25bn

IPSE: ‘This research should act as a wake-up call to government. Policies which are detrimental to the sector, such as the IR35 rules and the VAT threshold acting as a cap on activity, should be reviewed’.

VAT registered firms reminded to file and pay on time

HMRC: ‘We are contacting 2.5 million VAT registered businesses about the changes and will continue to support customers to help them manage their tax affairs and payments’.

FSB publishes Budget submission to support SMEs and secure recovery

FSB: ‘There have been very encouraging signs that Jeremy Hunt ‘gets it’ – the Budget is make or break to see if he can turn words into action’.

Majority of businesses trialling four-day week say it was a success

CIPD: ‘This pilot has shown the potential organisations have to rewrite the rules on working norms across different roles and sectors, and create better balance of working lives for their people whilst maintaining business output and outcomes’.

HMRC urged to review repayment interest rates

CIOT: ‘The differential between the rate of interest charged by HMRC on late payments, as compared to the interest it pays on overpayments or refunds, is simply inequitable, particularly at times when many businesses and individuals continue to suffer long delays in receiving repayments from HMRC’.

Calls for childcare reform

REC: ‘We urge government to work with labour market experts to better understand and address the causes of economic inactivity – and we are finding the availability and cost of childcare is a significant barrier to work right now’.

Firms with slow hiring processes exacerbating recruitment challenges

Sterling: ‘Employers continue to report difficulties with recruiting the right people. But our data suggests that this issue is being exacerbated by lengthy and complex hiring processes’.

Businesses need to do more to workspaces to attract over 50s

Unispace: ‘The older segment of the workforce places a clear value on more from the workplace than just having a location to work from’.