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BRC urges Chancellor to take action on business rates

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for Chancellor Sajid Javid to 'take action' on business rates.

Four in ten SMEs 'increasing prices as result of higher wages'

A report published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested that four in ten small firms are having to increase their prices as a direct result of higher wages.

MPs call for review of HMRC loan charge

MPs are calling for an independent review of HMRC's controversial loan charge, which came into effect earlier this year.

Government fast-tracks Spending Review to give 'financial clarity' on Brexit

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that a one-year Spending Review will be carried out in September, in order to provide government departments with 'financial clarity' ahead of Brexit.

Campaigners urge government to introduce 'calorie tax'

Campaigners have urged the government to introduce a so-called 'calorie tax' on processed foods.

UK digital businesses 'struggle with complexity of tax compliance'

Research carried out by HMRC has revealed that UK digital businesses 'struggle with the complexity of tax requirements'.

Government seeking to end NHS pensions row

The government is set to change pensions rules as it aims to end a row with NHS doctors.

Cyber-attacks on small businesses cost £4.5 billion, according to research

The annual cost of cyber-attacks on UK small businesses is £4.5 billion, according to research conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

ICAEW calls for Prime Minister to tackle 'late payments crisis'

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to combat the UK's 'late payments crisis'.

Insolvency figures reach new high

The number of company insolvencies in England and Wales has risen to its highest level in five years, according to the latest data from the Insolvency Service.

CIOT, IFS and IfG urge Chancellor to 'take a new approach to making tax policy'

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Institute for Government (IfG) have urged Chancellor Sajid Javid to 'take a new approach to making tax policy'.

Pensions regulator launches consultation on investment governance

Pension scheme trustees and advisers are being given the chance to have their say on new rules for investment governance.

New OTS project aims to explore simplifying tax reporting for the self-employed

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a new project, which aims to explore how tax reporting and payment arrangements for self-employed people can be simplified.

Report suggests neither UK nor EU ready for no-deal Brexit

A new report published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that neither the UK nor the EU are prepared to handle a no-deal Brexit scenario.

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