Business News

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19 Oct 2018

Brexit uncertainty 'affecting international trade'

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL Express UK has revealed that almost half of businesses have Brexit uncertainty in mind when deciding whether to trade internationally.

18 Oct 2018

HMRC launches second MTD for VAT pilot

HMRC has launched a second pilot scheme for Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT).

17 Oct 2018

Bank of England outlines plans for new £50 note

The Bank of England (BoE) has confirmed that it intends to issue a new £50 note.

16 Oct 2018

ABI urges Chancellor to avoid increasing IPT in Budget

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to avoid increasing Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) in the forthcoming Budget.

15 Oct 2018

Government publishes further 'no deal' Brexit documents

The government has published the latest batch of 'no deal' Brexit documents.

12 Oct 2018

Business group proposes overhaul of tax regime for financial services sector

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has proposed an overhaul of the tax and regulatory regime for the financial services sector so that the industry can effectively deal with the 'challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing technological landscape'.

11 Oct 2018

OTS launches consultation on impact of taxation on UK firms

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a new call for evidence, seeking views in regard to the impact of taxation on UK businesses.

10 Oct 2018

CBI publishes wishlist for 2018 Autumn Budget

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its wishlist ahead of the Autumn Budget, which is set to be delivered on Monday 29 October.

09 Oct 2018

BCC suggests UK economic growth is 'flatlining'

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has suggested that the UK economy is 'stuck in a rut', with economic growth 'flatlining'.

08 Oct 2018

Government announces stamp duty surcharge for overseas buyers of UK property

The government recently announced that it intends to introduce a new stamp duty surcharge of 1% to 3% for foreign buyers of UK property.

05 Oct 2018

Welsh government publishes Draft Budget for 2019-20

The Welsh government recently published its Outline Draft Budget for 2019-20, with a full, in-depth breakdown to follow on 23 October 2018.

04 Oct 2018

Prime Minister announces fuel duty freeze

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that fuel duty will be frozen for the ninth consecutive year.

03 Oct 2018

Employer Supported Childcare scheme set to close to new entrants

The Employer Supported Childcare (ESC) scheme will close to new entrants on 4 October 2018.

02 Oct 2018

Business rates 'could be changed' to help high street retailers

Business Secretary Greg Clark has suggested that business rates 'could be changed' in order to help high street retailers in the UK.

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