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IR35 review: It’s now too late for a thorough review of the proposed reforms, say experts
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

IR35 review: It’s now too late for a thorough review of the proposed reforms, say experts

Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance: ‘While we welcome the fact that HMRC has recognised a need to take another look at how these changes will be implemented, there is no escaping the fact that it is now too late for a thorough review of the proposed reforms’.

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Self-assessment: Less than a month to go
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Self-assessment: Less than a month to go

HM Revenue and Customs are reminding tax payers that they have just a couple of weeks to pay their self-assessment tax return.

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3,000 taxpayers spent Christmas Day filing
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

3,000 taxpayers spent Christmas Day filing

Thousands of taxpayers across the country decided to sort out their tax return on Christmas Day.

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Buyer’s market resulting in ‘professional ghosting’
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Buyer’s market resulting in ‘professional ghosting’

Research shows that ‘professional ghosting’ is symptomatic of the current buyer’s market with employment levels reaching record highs in 2019.

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SMEs need support to manage National Living Wage hike
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

SMEs need support to manage National Living Wage hike

The FSB has responded to the announcement that the minimum wage rates will increase in April 2020.

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Growing international demand for British stationery and greeting cards
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Growing international demand for British stationery and greeting cards

Key destinations include the US, where sales grew by 87.8% (£3.9 million) between 2015 and 2018, while exports to Australia doubled in the same period.

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UK firms relying on new government to bring stability
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK firms relying on new government to bring stability

REC: ‘What we need to see from the government are policies that will help make great work happen – the first priority will be to secure our managed exit from the EU’.

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IPSE welcomes Queen’s Speech business promises
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

IPSE welcomes Queen’s Speech business promises

The Queen’s Speech announced broadband legislation that would ‘support the roll out of gigabit-capable broadband across the UK to achieve nationwide coverage as soon as possible’.

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