Business News

Trade drive targets mid-sized businesses

1 Feb 2014

Every mid-sized business in the country is to be offered tailored trade advice and an intensive support programme to help them start exporting or break into new markets. Trade Minister Lord Livingston announced on 22 January that he would personally

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RTI updates issued

1 Feb 2014

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued updated guidance for employers on the Real Time Information (RTI) reporting of PAYE information. HMRC said on 16 January that the updates were designed to help employers prepare for changes they would see

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Small employers ‘lack confidence on pension issues’

20 Jan 2014

Less than a quarter of small and micro employers feel confident about dealing with pension issues and many expect to turn to accountants for help. The findings come from research carried out by NEST (National Employment Savings Trust), a pension

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Over 2 million people say “I’m in” to automatic enrolment!

6 Jan 2014

The automatic enrolment scheme, devised to ensure people have a better chance at a comfortable retirement by saving into a workplace pension has seen great success, as the Pensions Regulator announce over two million people have opted in to automatic

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How accountants can set start-ups off on the right foot

6 Jan 2014

According to research carried out by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the majority of start-up SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) do not seek professional financial advice in favour of cutting costs and doing it themselves. However, in the

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