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Government responds to OTS report on CGT

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As part of its Tax Administration and Maintenance (TAM) Day, the government responded to a two-part review of capital gains tax (CGT) published by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS). Earlier this year, following a request from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the OTS made a series of recommendations for simplifying CGT. …

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Government sets out tax details on TAM Day

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The UK government has marked the inaugural Tax Administration and Maintenance (TAM) Day with the release of 30 papers covering a wide range of tax issues. Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the commitment to have a TAM Day in the Autumn Budget. The aim was for a dedicated day for the …

Are you ready for Black Friday?

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Q4 is the most important time of year for any e-commerce seller, and it is already well underway. While for consumers the highlight of the quarter is typically the Christmas holidays, for retailers the crown jewel comes much earlier in the form of Black Friday and, to an increasing amount, …

Real Living Wage increases as cost of living rises

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Over 300,000 people working for almost 9,000 Real Living Wage employers throughout the UK are set for a pay boost as the Living Wage rates. From 15 November the Real Living Wage increased to £9.90 across the UK and £11.05 in London. This is higher than the compulsory National Living Wage (NLW), which …


Only a third of businesses taking action to cut emissions

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Only one third of businesses plan on cutting their greenhouse gas emissions over the next year despite the UK’s recent net-zero efforts, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). According to the ONS’s report, 11% of businesses are not taking action to reduce their emissions, with 13% stating that …

Growth Advisory Series: Financial reviews and analysis

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It is easier than ever to build an unsustainable business. 2019 saw the largest class of unprofitable IPOs since the DotCom era. This is one of the reasons so many entrepreneurs fail: not investing in a solid financial strategy and not conducting rigorous financial reviews from the outset. But even …

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Treasury received five million malicious emails over past three years, research finds

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Research carried out by think tank Parliament Street has revealed that HM Treasury received almost five million malicious emails over the past three years. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request submitted by Parliament Street found that 4,870,389 malware, phishing and spam emails were blocked by the Treasury over the three …

Three in ten firms to employ fewer people as result of NIC increase, IoD finds

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A survey carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that three in ten businesses plan on employing fewer people as a result of the increase in national insurance contributions (NICs). Last month Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to supply an additional £12 billion per year for …