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HMRC warns on latest tax refund scam
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

HMRC warns on latest tax refund scam

Following the recent scam where an automated phone call impersonates HMRC telling the victim that they are under investigation for non-payment of taxes, people are now being warned about emails and SMS messages promising tax rebates.

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Demand for UK exports continues to grow
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Demand for UK exports continues to grow

Demand for British goods and services continues to grow around the globe, with UK exports rising from £59.4 billion to £627.6 billion between March 2017 and the end of February 2018 - an increase of 10.4%.

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Self-employed welcome recommendations for changes to Universal Credit
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Self-employed welcome recommendations for changes to Universal Credit

With experts such as LITRG and IPSE calling for changes to Universal Credit, the government has made recommendations on how UC could better support the UK’s self-employed

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Long hiring processes harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Long hiring processes harming businesses’ chances of securing top talent

Businesses could be harming their chances of securing top talent because of long and complex recruitment processes.

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Businesses need to tackle presenteeism for a healthier work place
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Businesses need to tackle presenteeism for a healthier work place

‘Presenteeism’ – when people still go into work despite being ill – has more than tripled over the last eight years. This can potentially lead on to long-term illnesses, which will not only have a negative impact on the person, but the business they work for too.

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IPSE calling for tax-free training for self-employed
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

IPSE calling for tax-free training for self-employed

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed have said that the government should extend tax-free training options to the self-employed to encourage greater intergenerational equality.

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Experts reveal SME check list for business growth
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Experts reveal SME check list for business growth

An expert panel of licensed accountants have put together a list of key points for SMEs to follow in order to grow sustainably in 2018.

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Cyber attacks harming unprepared businesses
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Cyber attacks harming unprepared businesses

Despite many UK firms being concerned about the financial implications of a cyber attack, only a third of businesses have an action plan in place for such an event.

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