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SMEs

UK SMEs ‘exploring new sources of finance’, research finds

Research carried out by American Express has found that, as access to finance becomes ‘increasingly difficult to secure’, UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are ‘exploring new sources of finance’ instead. According to the research, almost one third of UK SMEs find it ‘difficult’ to access finance. As a...

Research carried out by American Express has found that, as access to finance becomes ‘increasingly difficult to secure’, UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

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UK employees

Study suggests UK employees ‘work longest hours in EU’

A study carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that UK employees ‘work the longest hours in the EU’. According to the study, full-time employees in the UK worked an average of 42 hours per week in 2018. Employees in countries such as Ireland, Italy, France...

A study carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that UK employees ‘work the longest hours in the EU’. According to...

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tax technology

Survey reveals businesses ‘investing significantly in tax technology’

A survey carried out by Thomson Reuters has revealed that businesses are investing significant amounts in new tax technology, such as Making Tax Digital (MTD) software. The survey, which was put to 438 tax teams, revealed that 98% of respondents intend to invest in tax technology in the next...

A survey carried out by Thomson Reuters has revealed that businesses are investing significant amounts in new tax technology, such as Making Tax Digital...

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Apprenticeship Levy

Experts urge government to simplify Apprenticeship Levy

Experts have called for the government to ‘simplify’ the Apprenticeship Levy amidst claims that it has ‘complicated learning and development’. A survey of UK firms conducted by the Managing Partners’ Forum suggested that the number of apprentices ‘would be boosted’ if the Apprenticeship Levy rules were simplified. 32% of...

Experts have called for the government to ‘simplify’ the Apprenticeship Levy amidst claims that it has ‘complicated learning and development’. A survey of UK...

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Article 50

Business groups react to ‘flexible extension’ of Article 50

Business groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), have reacted to the six-month ‘flexible’ extension of Article 50, granted to the UK by EU leaders. The new Brexit deadline of 31 October 2019 has stopped the clock on the UK’s potential...

Business groups, including the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), have reacted to the six-month ‘flexible’ extension of...

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high earners

IFS states high earners ‘increasingly hit by lack of indexation’

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) recently published a report which revealed that more people are being ‘dragged into higher rates of tax’ as a result of tax thresholds failing to rise in line with the rate of inflation. The report states that, in 2007, the year before the...

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) recently published a report which revealed that more people are being ‘dragged into higher rates of tax’ as...

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