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Furlough scheme has done what it was designed to do, says Sunak
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Furlough scheme has done what it was designed to do, says Sunak

Chancellor of the Exchequer: “We were clear at the start of the pandemic that we couldn’t save every job, but the furlough scheme has supported millions of workers and we want to help employers keep people on.”

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HMRC urged to reconsider large business compliance obligation
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

HMRC urged to reconsider large business compliance obligation

An example of an uncertain tax treatment is where a business believes that HMRC may not agree with their interpretation of the legislation, case law or guidance.

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UK businesses are optimistic about Covid-19 recovery
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK businesses are optimistic about Covid-19 recovery

A survey of more than 1,500 executives has been carried out to understand how businesses are responding to this ongoing period of unprecedented economic change.

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FSB calling for transition vouchers as UK-EU negotiations resume
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

FSB calling for transition vouchers as UK-EU negotiations resume

FSB: ‘If the government wants firms to take preparatory action over the next few months, it needs to help them to do so. Business minds are, understandably, still very much focussed on coronavirus’.

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Government puts a stop to Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with Bounce Back Loans
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Government puts a stop to Lloyds ‘bundling’ business accounts with Bounce Back Loans

‘Bundling’ is where a bank requires small business customers to open a business current account (BCA) with them when applying for a loan.

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Kickstart scheme welcomed, but more needs to be done
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Kickstart scheme welcomed, but more needs to be done

FSB: ‘As schools and colleges in England open their doors to pupils, many for first time in half a year, it's critical now more than ever that every pupil is afforded the best possible opportunity to succeed and give them the tools to thrive in their adult and working lives’.

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Tax hike unfair to the unsupported self-employed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Tax hike unfair to the unsupported self-employed

IPSE: ‘If the government wants to avoid the country slumping further into recession, it must not squeeze this struggling and vital sector with unjust tax hikes’.

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Employers urged to provide training for managers to support staff with drug and alcohol issues
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Employers urged to provide training for managers to support staff with drug and alcohol issues

The report highlights the need for employers to take a preventative and proactive approach to drug and alcohol misuse.

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