New scheme to fund small business reports success

Many small businesses looking to expand can hit a brick wall when it comes to trying to raise business finance from traditional lenders like the high street banks. The government’s new initiative to address this problem recently reported a promising beginning.
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Changes to pensions auto-enrolment

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) reports that in the first part of 2017 alone, 136,000 small and micro employers began complying with their new responsibilities under the pensions auto-enrolment regime.
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Making Tax Digital – plans for VAT

Earlier this year, the government announced that businesses operating above the VAT-registration threshold, (currently £85,000), would be the first to enter the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime.
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HMRC computer fix for personal tax returns

You may have heard that HMRC computer systems have had major problems correctly processing some 2016/17 self assessment tax returns. Essentially, there have been so many changes to personal tax legislation that HMRC software has struggled to cope.
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National Minimum Wage – Winter 2017 Update

Falling foul of the National Minimum Wage rules can be expensive – as well as having serious implications for employer reputation. Many firms have been named and shamed for getting it wrong – are you compliant?
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When an employee is in crisis

Research suggests that one in ten employees is likely to be affected by bereavement at any given time. This can have many knock-on consequences in the workplace. Staff may need to take time off unexpectedly, find that their performance is affected, or be temporarily unable to carry out some roles. The law in this area is changing. What do you need to know?

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