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25 Sep 2018

Additional 'no deal' Brexit documents published by government

The government has published additional Brexit advisory documents, outlining how a 'no deal' scenario could affect air travel.

24 Sep 2018

New report suggests two-thirds of SMEs 'preparing growth plans'

A new report published by Hitachi Capital has revealed that 67% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are looking to prepare 'growth plans' in the coming three months.

21 Sep 2018

Treasury Select Committee calls for 'greater regulation' of cryptocurrencies

In a new report, the Treasury Select Committee has called for 'greater regulation' of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets.

20 Sep 2018

Inflation rate rises to six-month high

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that inflation unexpectedly rose to a six-month high of 2.7% in August.

19 Sep 2018

Significant number of UK firms 'unaware of Making Tax Digital for VAT'

Research carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has suggested that over 40% of UK businesses are 'not yet aware' of Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT).

18 Sep 2018

BCC downgrades UK growth forecasts as result of Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy as a result of ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

17 Sep 2018

New technology 'could pave way for better working conditions', states TUC

In a new report, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated that new technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, could help to 'pave the way for better working conditions' for UK employees.

14 Sep 2018

Government publishes the next set of 'no deal' Brexit documents

The government has published a second batch of 28 technical notices, offering further guidance for businesses and individuals in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

13 Sep 2018

Government launches new Help to Save scheme

The Government has launched its new 'Help to Save' scheme, which is designed to encourage workers on lower incomes to save.

12 Sep 2018

Small business group unveils plans for 'fairer energy market'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the introduction of 'Open Banking' style measures to the energy market, in a bid to allow small businesses access to cheaper tariffs and make it easier for them to switch energy provider.

11 Sep 2018

New laws aim to help small businesses to secure funding

Small businesses struggling to access invoice finance could be helped by the introduction of proposed new laws. The plans form part of the government's 'modern Industrial Strategy'.

10 Sep 2018

Government launches new trade taskforce

The government has launched a new trade taskforce, with the stated aim of helping UK businesses to 'develop trade links around the world'.

07 Sep 2018

Government scraps national insurance tax cut for the self-employed

The government has scrapped a planned national insurance tax cut for self-employed workers.

06 Sep 2018

IPPR calls for 'fundamental reform' of UK economy

Think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for a radical overhaul of the UK economy, stating that it 'does not work well' for most people.

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