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Late payments in the spotlight after Carillion collapse

5 Apr 2018

Small businesses in the UK have long been scourged by late payments, but the problem was brought into sharp focus earlier this year following the collapse of construction giant, Carillion, emphasising the importance of careful credit control. According to the

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Quarterly digital reporting to HM Revenue & Customs opens to self-employed individuals

5 Apr 2018

Since March this year, self-employed individuals have had the option of reporting their income digitally to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as part of a pilot of the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme. The Government has long had the

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HMRC takes new steps to tackle online VAT fraud

5 Apr 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been granted new powers to help combat online VAT fraud conducted on digital marketplaces. Originally outlined by the Chancellor in the 2017 Autumn Budget, the new powers – known by the term ‘joint-and-several liability’

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Are you one of the 90 per cent of businesses that are unprepared for GDPR?

5 Apr 2018

With less than 60 days left until the deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), more than 90 per cent of UK small businesses admit they are not yet fully ready. In fact, a poll conducted by

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Government extends childcare voucher scheme for additional six months

5 Apr 2018

Working parents across the UK will be delighted to hear that the Government has agreed to a six-month extension of the childcare voucher scheme. It has been estimated that around 80 per cent of working parents may be better off

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