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Why Many Entrepreneurs and SME’s Fail in The First 2 Years

When starting a new business, eight out of ten will fail before they even make it to the first three years… Read on if you’d like to know what you can do to prevent this. Entering into the world of business can be a challenge and the last thing anyone wants to focus on during […]

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Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

Helpful tips that every small business owner should know about. Accounting can be alien to many new and existing small business owners. It’s the side of owning your business that most people hate, managing books, finances, tax, VAT – it’s a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be… With a little discipline and a good system […]

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HMRC’s Negligence Regarding Incorrectly Filled Tax Returns

Millions left in the dark regarding their tax returns, PAYE slips and other financial documents due to unanswered HMRC phone calls In the first half of the year, the HMRC were only able to successfully answer half of all calls made to them. With 39pc of inquiries dealt with within five minutes. As a result, […]

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HSBC has Great First Half of Year as Pre-tax Profit Climbs to 10%

HSBC is the largest bank in Europe, and pre-tax profit at the bank was up a healthy 10% during the first half of this year when compared with this time last year. The pre-tax profit climbed to £8.7bn ($13.6bn) in the first half of the year, compared with $12.3bn this tie last year, higher than […]

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Miliband Calls for HMRC To Be Independently Reviewed

Momentum is currently growing for an independent review of HMRC, after Paul Aplin (Chairman of the tax faculty committee at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) suggested that HM Revenue and Customs be reviewed in an effort to improve its current performance. Labour leader Ed Miliband has committed to an independent review […]

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Labour Planning a Crackdown on “unfair tax breaks”

The UK Labour Party has promised to crack down on unfair tax breaks, which are used by private-equity and hedge funds, in an attempt to win over voters before the election in May. Labour has also reiterated its plants to introduce a levy for bankers’ bonuses, which would see funds going towards a youth employment […]

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David Cameron promises sweeping tax reforms

During a well-received speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, David Cameron has promised a personal income tax allowance for £12,500, and to raise the 40p tax threshold to £50,000. The Prime Minister said that the move would mean that most minimum wage workers would pay no tax whatsoever. Some 30 million taxpayers would […]

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UKIP set to unveil income tax reforms in party conference

UKIP is set to unveil far-reaching reforms to income tax – with those earning as much as £55,000 set to pay 35p of tax for every £1, instead of 40p. Led by Nigel Farage, the controversial party has received a surge of popularity recently. On Friday, it is set to announce that it would raise […]

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G20 in joint efforts to shut international loopholes

Bad news for multinational corporations may be on the horizon. New rules from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development could mean that online giants such as Amazon and Google will be forced to disclose where their profits were made, and where their taxes were paid. This could lead to the many loopholes in tax […]

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As self-employment hits record, entrepreneurs warned to get their taxes in order

Professionals who are going self-employed for the first time are being warned to make sure that they are fully prepared to pay tax. The number of people who work for themselves is at a record high in Britain – with 4.5 million now proud to call themselves their own boss. All in all, the central […]

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