Small firms not ready for no-deal Brexit

Small businesses are woefully unprepared should the Government deliver a no-deal Brexit, according to a report. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) surveyed 1,234 business

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Most small businesses receive funding boost

The overwhelming majority of small businesses that applied for finance in the first six months of 2018 were successful, statistics show. UK Finance commissioned market

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Budget 2018: Tax and business round-up

At a time of political and economic uncertainty, the announcement of several substantial measures in the Budget on 29 October 2018 came as a surprise

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Starting a business

What you need to know before launching a startup. Britain is a nation of fearless entrepreneurs, but the likes of Richard Branson and James Dyson

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Deregistering for VAT

When and how to begin the process of deregistration. These days VAT thresholds are the subject of much speculation, with the Government concerned that many

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Autumn Budget 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

Is austerity finally coming to an end? Going into Budget 2018, between leaks and political instability, few expected Chancellor Philip Hammond would have surprises left

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IPPR leads call to replace inheritance tax system

A think tank is calling for inheritance tax to be abolished, as part of a set of proposals for major reform to the UK tax

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Treasury shelves plan to scrap class 2 NICs

Chancellor Philip Hammond has opted to scrap the planned abolition of class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs). The Government was originally due to abolish class

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Chancellor mulls abolishing dividend allowance

The Treasury is reportedly considering abolishing the dividend allowance in Autumn Budget 2018. The Daily Telegraph claims Chancellor Philip Hammond has business owners, directors and

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Apprenticeships fall 31% in the last academic year

The number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped by 31% in the last 12 months, the Department for Education has claimed. In the academic year

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