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UK entrepreneurs call on government to provide more support

In a recent report carried out by banking group Aldermore, UK entrepreneurs have called on the government to supply them with more support. Aldermore found that 80% of entrepreneurs believe that government is not doing enough to support small businesses, whilst 71% of firms are not currently taking advantage...

In a recent report carried out by banking group Aldermore, UK entrepreneurs have called on the government to supply them with more support. Aldermore...

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UK economy

BCC states UK economy ‘set for worst growth since 2009’

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that the UK economy is set for its ‘weakest year’ of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth since 2009. In its latest economic forecast, the BCC has downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy. It now predicts that GDP growth will...

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that the UK economy is set for its ‘weakest year’ of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth...

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SMEs urge government to simplify UK business rates system

A report published by banking group Close Brothers has revealed that 71% of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would like the UK’s business rates system to be made ‘simpler and more flexible’. The report also suggested that 49% of SMEs believe that the government is ‘not doing enough’...

A report published by banking group Close Brothers has revealed that 71% of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would like the UK’s business...

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tax system

Business leaders call on Chancellor to review UK tax system

In a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond, leaders of some of the UK’s most prominent business associations have urged the government to undertake a review of the so-called ‘tax burden’ that faces the finance industry and UK entrepreneurs. The letter, which has been signed by such groups as UK...

In a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond, leaders of some of the UK’s most prominent business associations have urged the government to undertake a...

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Report suggests payments by card are ‘now more popular than using cash’

A report published by trade association UK Finance has revealed that, by the end of 2017, more payments were made using debit cards, at 13.2 billion payments, than payments made using cash, which totalled 13.1 billion payments. According to UK Finance’s annual Payment Market Review, the number of debit...

A report published by trade association UK Finance has revealed that, by the end of 2017, more payments were made using debit cards, at...

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tax gap

UK tax gap ‘falls to £33bn’

Recent figures from HMRC have revealed that the UK tax gap equated to 5.7% of total tax liabilities for the 2016/17 tax year. The term refers to the difference between the amount of tax that is theoretically payable to HMRC, and the amount that is actually received. According to HMRC’s...

Recent figures from HMRC have revealed that the UK tax gap equated to 5.7% of total tax liabilities for the 2016/17 tax year. The...

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