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Business support high up on APSCo’s Budget recommendations
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Business support high up on APSCo’s Budget recommendations

APSCo: ‘Although this Budget will naturally be dominated by the continuing implications of the Coronavirus pandemic, what is required by Government is dynamic business support through, and well beyond, this latest period of lockdown that factors in the tailored way different sectors operate’.

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Many UK firms remain confident about growth prospects, despite pandemic
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many UK firms remain confident about growth prospects, despite pandemic

Robert Half: ‘Early indications are that 2021 is going to be a year of recovery and rebuilding for both companies and individual workers alike’.

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Almost 25,000 taxpayers take advantage of online payment plan
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Almost 25,000 taxpayers take advantage of online payment plan

HMRC: ‘We know the past year has been tough for many businesses and self-employed people, which is why we’re helping them spread the cost of their tax bill into monthly payments’.

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Over half of UK SMEs committed to becoming more environmentally sustainable
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Over half of UK SMEs committed to becoming more environmentally sustainable

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking: ‘While many businesses have been forced to prioritise mitigating the immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s hugely encouraging to see that the majority of firms still have their sights set on improving their environmental performance’.

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Less than a month to go for self-assessment deadline
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Less than a month to go for self-assessment deadline

HMRC: ‘In what was a very difficult year for many, we are grateful to the 55% of our customers who have already submitted their returns’.

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Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses to receive one-off grant
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses to receive one-off grant

Chancellor Rishi Sunak: ‘This will help businesses to get through the months ahead – and crucially it will help sustain jobs, so workers can be ready to return when they are able to reopen’.

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Bank Referral Scheme helping SMEs to expand and create jobs
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Bank Referral Scheme helping SMEs to expand and create jobs

Since its creation in 2016, the Bank Referral Scheme (BRS) has helped hundreds of SMEs to access finance after they were turned down by their bank.

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Over 2,000 people filed their tax return on Christmas Day
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Over 2,000 people filed their tax return on Christmas Day

Every year, HMRC sees thousands of customers using the festive period to get their documents in order and complete their tax return.

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