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Small businesses ‘hugely’ embrace apprenticeships

Small firms in England are positive about the value that apprenticeships bring to their workforce, a year after the apprenticeship levy was introduced in April

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Small firms not ready for data protection shake-up

Small businesses are worryingly underprepared with little over a month to go before new data protection regulations are introduced. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

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More workers aim to become self-employed

The number of people who are planning to become their own boss has almost doubled in the past year, according to research. Aldermore polled 2,003

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Clipping the wings of phoenix companies

A guide to measures which discourage ‘phoenixing’ of companies. Companies can fail for several reasons and, for the most part, these aren’t the result of

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From sole trader to a limited company

What to expect from incorporating your business. With a new tax year almost upon us, many sole traders will be reviewing their business structure and

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Food and drink firms bring in record £22bn in exports

Food and drink businesses raised £22 billion from exports in 2017, a record high according to government figures. UK food and drink firms are now

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Cash basis for landlords

The default basis for landlords’ accounts. Traders have been able to prepare their accounts using the cash basis since April 2013, as long as they

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One in 15 face fines after missing tax return deadline

A total of 745,588 people run the risk of being fined by HMRC after missing the deadline to submit their self-assessment tax return. About one

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One million firms comply with auto-enrolment

The number of employers that have complied with auto-enrolment passed one million for the first time in January 2018. Data released by The Pensions Regulator

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Taxpayers reclaim £493m from HMRC

HMRC has had to return nearly half-a-billion pounds to taxpayers since April 2015, claims analysis of government statistics. Royal London reports the Revenue is overcharging

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