Economic decline now at ‘unprecedented rate’, says BCC
Reading Time • 2 mins The UK economy is slowing down at a profoundly disturbing rate, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said after publishing the results of its latest quarterly survey.
Business rates hike should be dropped
Reading Time • 2 mins The government has been urged to reconsider plans to raise the amount of tax that retailers pay on their properties.
Tax payments by direct debit
Reading Time • < 1 min HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that more taxpayers now have the option to meet their bills by direct debit.
Companies face increase in late filing penalties
Reading Time • 2 mins Companies that are late in submitting their annual accounts to Companies House will have to pay more in penalties.
Extra apprenticeships to be created to help jobs market
Reading Time • < 1 min The government has announced funding for an extra 35,000 apprenticeships.
Government should consider increase in tax threshold
Reading Time • < 1 min Raising the threshold at which people pay income tax could be one way of stimulating the economy, according to a senior MP.
Alert over tax rebate phishing scam
Reading Time • < 1 min Taxpayers have been warned to be on their guard against a phishing scam that offers the promise of a tax rebate.
Green measures can help small firms cope with the downturn
Reading Time • < 1 min More and more small businesses are implementing environment friendly policies, a new survey has suggested.
Small business borrowing still under pressure
Reading Time • < 1 min Small businesses are continuing to find it difficult to secure lending, a survey from the Bank of England has suggested. […]
Employers urged to retain staff
Reading Time • 2 mins Businesses should look to hold on to their staff if at all possible during the downturn.