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PM’s deal as bad as ‘no deal’, say the UK’s self-employed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

PM’s deal as bad as ‘no deal’, say the UK’s self-employed

Latest IPSE research shows that the majority of self-employed workers believe the PM’s Brexit withdrawal agreement will have a negative impact on their businesses – almost as much as a ‘no deal’.

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Universal Credit roll-out delayed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Universal Credit roll-out delayed

At the end of 2018, the IPSE urged the government to tackle Universal Credit’s structural bias against the self-employed, saying that UC has a negative impact on the sector, disincentivising workers and employees.

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Self-assessment tax return reminder
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Self-assessment tax return reminder

Taxpayers are being reminded that they now have less than a month left to complete their self-assessment and pay for the tax year 2017 to 2018.

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SME grants available for those looking to export
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

SME grants available for those looking to export

Applications are now open for SMEs to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows.

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More than 10,000 tax returns filed over Christmas
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

More than 10,000 tax returns filed over Christmas

Despite it usually being the time for recharging the batteries and relaxing, there were many self-employed people spending the festive period filing their self-assessment.

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Self-assessment: Taxpayers reminded of personal credit card ban
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Self-assessment: Taxpayers reminded of personal credit card ban

With the self-assessment date looming, those who need to pay are being reminded that HMRC no longer accepts personal credit cards.

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Government launches retirement savings plan for self-employed
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Government launches retirement savings plan for self-employed

Automatic enrolment has transformed pension saving with almost 10 million people automatically enrolled since 2012. Now the government is embracing the challenge of encouraging the self-employed to put away money for later life.

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Small businesses still held back by poor broadband
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Small businesses still held back by poor broadband

Poor broadband and mobile coverage are still continuing to hold small businesses back, particularly in rural areas.

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