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Couples urged to claim free tax break

HMRC is urging eligible married couples and civil partners to claim a free tax break worth up to £238 per year, as official data suggests that more than a million couples are ‘missing out’. According to the data, nearly three million couples have claimed the Marriage Allowance to date....

HMRC is urging eligible married couples and civil partners to claim a free tax break worth up to £238 per year, as official data...

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cybercrime

HMRC saves consumers more than £2.4 million in its fight against cybercrime

Newly-published figures have revealed that HMRC has ‘saved the public over £2.4 million’ by tackling fraudsters who trick consumers into using premium rate phone numbers for services that are supplied for free by HMRC. According to HMRC, cybercrime criminals create websites that emulate its official site. These fake sites...

Newly-published figures have revealed that HMRC has ‘saved the public over £2.4 million’ by tackling fraudsters who trick consumers into using premium rate phone...

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tax investigations

Confidence amongst the self-employed has ‘fallen significantly’, FSB finds

Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested that confidence levels amongst the self-employed have ‘fallen significantly’ over the last year. The FSB’s Small Business Index (SBI) for the UK’s self-employed community stood at +2.8 in the second quarter of this year – a significant...

Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested that confidence levels amongst the self-employed have ‘fallen significantly’ over the last...

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buy-to-let market

Think tank calls for major reform of buy-to-let market

The popularity of the buy-to-let market is making it difficult for many people, including first-time buyers and families, to become homeowners, according to a report by thinktank Onward. Although the government has curbed tax relief on mortgage interest and maintenance for landlords, the think tank believes that this is not...

The popularity of the buy-to-let market is making it difficult for many people, including first-time buyers and families, to become homeowners, according to a report...

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supply chain

FSB urges government to improve supply chain procedures

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that many small firms which are in the supply chain of public sector projects suffer as a result of late payment. The study suggests that 25% of small businesses in public supply chains have experienced late payment...

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that many small firms which are in the supply chain of public...

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Brexit White Paper

Business groups call for ‘urgent progress’ in Brexit negotiations

As the EU Withdrawal Bill becomes law, business groups and unions from the UK and the EU have called for ‘increased pace and urgency’ in Brexit negotiations. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have joined forces with EU organisations to call on the...

As the EU Withdrawal Bill becomes law, business groups and unions from the UK and the EU have called for ‘increased pace and urgency’...

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