Business News

Expenses set to get simpler

29 Jul 2013

A new regime of simplified expenses is now available for sole traders and business partnerships has now taken effect. The Finance Act 2013, which came into effect in July, means that they now have the option of using flat rates

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Employment tribunal fees take effect

29 Jul 2013

A new system of fees for workers taking a claim to an employment tribunal has now been implemented. Historically, there has been no charge for someone wishing to bring an employment tribunal claim against their employer or former employer. But

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New unit to tackle online piracy and counterfeit crime

29 Jul 2013

A new police unit aimed at targeting intellectual property crime is to be created to help save theUKeconomy millions of pounds each year. The unit, one of the first of its kind in the world, will tackle online piracy and

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NICs set to get simpler for self-employed

29 Jul 2013

Plans to simplify the way self-employed people pay national insurance contributions (NICs) have been published for consultation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). HMRC launched the consultation on 18 July to explore whether it would be simpler and more straightforward

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Auto-enrolment passes one millionth worker milestone

29 Jul 2013

The millionth UK employee has now been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. The landmark figure was announced by the Pensions Regulator on 19 July, nine months after the largest firms began automatically enrolling employees into workplace pension schemes. The

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