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Tax chiefs issue warning over capital allowance claims

16 Jun 2014

Businesses have been warned that HM Revenue & Customs will challenge attempts to claim capital allowances beyond their scope after a multi-million pound claim made by one of the UK’s largest clothing retailers was rejected for the second time by

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Late payments still high on business agenda

9 Jun 2014

Late payment remains a concern for many small businesses, according to the latest research from the national small business group, the Forum of Private Business. In the organisation’s latest banking and finance survey, published on 13 May, 23 per cent

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Entrepreneurs urged to check for professional qualifications

4 Jun 2014

UK small businesses could be damaging their growth prospects by paying accountants who aren’t even qualified, an accountancy body has warned. The ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) issued the alert on 27 May, after research from cloud accounting

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IP protection stepped up

2 Jun 2014

UK businesses will be able to better protect their intellectual property rights in the UK and abroad as new legislation was given the final go-ahead. A key part of the new Intellectual Property Act, which received Royal Assent on 14

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Businesses give verdict on banks

2 Jun 2014

Thousands of UK businesses have given a frank assessment of banking services on a groundbreaking new website. The Business Banking Insight (BBI) website, which looks at how well theUK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being served by banks, went

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