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Apprenticeship levy has left firms baffled

Despite the fact that the apprenticeship levy was introduced more than six months ago, almost a quarter (23%) of business who are paying the fee admit that they have absolutely no understanding of how it works. What’s more, 56% of the 1,400 firms who were surveyed by...

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National living wage: Under 25s push for equality

A poll carried out by the UK charity group, Young Women’s Trust, has revealed that workers under the age of 25 are missing out on more than £6,000 in wages a year simply because they’re not entitled to the national living wage (NLW). 4,010 people aged between 18 and...

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HMRC will no longer accept credit cards to pay tax bills

HMRC has announced that as of the 13th of January 2018, it will no longer be accepting credit cards to pay tax bills. The news comes shortly after the government has announced that as of January 2018, companies will no longer be able to charge consumers for paying by...

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Businesses delaying investment opportunities due to Brexit

According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), companies have become increasingly cautious about taking investment opportunities amid the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.   As the government continues negotiations with the EU,...

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Finance Bill 2017-19 round-up

The government has published Finance Bill 2017-19, containing a number of changes that will affect both savers and investors. Many of the measures in the Bill were expected in April 2017 but were withdrawn due to the snap general election which took place on the 8th...

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