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Budget 2021
In the year since the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget to a packed Commons chamber in March 2020, more than 135,000 people in the UK
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Vaccine rollout prompts SME optimism about prospects for 2021
New research has found that SMEs across the UK are feeling increasingly optimistic about their prospects for the rest of 2021, after the success of the vaccine
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Business rates review report delayed
The Government has announced that the final report of its fundamental review of business rates will be delayed and will be published in the autumn. It says
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National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates to increase from 1 April
The Government is pressing ahead with plans to increase the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from 1 April 2021,
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Almost two-fifths of small businesses are looking to trade overseas
Despite the impact that Brexit has had on trade in the UK, a new survey conducted by YouGov has found that 38 per cent of small businesses
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HMRC updates tax rules and calculations on ultra-low emission vehicles
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released new guidance that brings changes to the company car benefit calculations, as the Government looks to encourage greater use of
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Student loan thresholds to rise from 6 April 2021
At the start of the new tax year in April the thresholds for student loans will increase, which may affect employees that are repaying their academic fees.
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Business insurance rates are on the rise
The impact of the pandemic has been felt in many different ways. Some of the effects have been quite immediate, but now many businesses are starting to
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The advantages of electric vehicle salary sacrifice schemes
Businesses looking to reward and retain staff members may wish to consider offering an electric vehicle (EV) salary sacrifice scheme. Not only are many EVs better for
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Consultations on future of Companies House could see filing deadlines slashed
A set of consultations on the future of Companies House published in December 2020, include proposals for mandatory digital filing, requirements to tag accountants digitally with IXBRL
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Voluntary and compulsory strike-off processes paused in response to national lockdown
Companies House will pause both the voluntary and compulsory strike-off processes for one month from 21 January until 21 February to support businesses affected by COVID-19, it
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Don’t forget to claim home working tax relief
Due to the ongoing restrictions of the Government’s Coronavirus response, millions of UK workers continue to work from home. Many may not be aware that they can
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