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UK still struggling with productivity

3 May 2016

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that labour productivity – measured as output per hour – fell by 1.2 per cent in the final quarter of 2015. During the same quarter both worker and

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Independent watchdog questions quarterly business tax updates

3 May 2016

The Administrative Burdens Advisory Board (ABAB) has said it has serious concerns about the government’s proposals to introduce quarterly reporting, similar to tax returns, for businesses. The body, which provides independent oversight of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) policies, said

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Study reveals UK SME success

1 Apr 2016

A new report published by insurance and pension provider Standard Life has revealed the key drivers of success for UK SMEs over the next five years. Having polled both SME leaders and employees, the report highlights the fundamental trends of

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1.7 million self-employed to miss out on National Living Wage

1 Apr 2016

It has been estimated that more than 1.7 million self-employed workers now earn below the new National Living Wage. According to the Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) research this number will eventually rise to 1.9 million by 2020, affecting the 14

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Personal tax regime experiences shake up in the Budget

1 Apr 2016

The Chancellor used his latest Budget announcement to deliver a raft of changes to the personal tax regime. George Osborne said that his latest Budget would be a statement for the next generation and he delivered on this promise by

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