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Retailers hit by £205m e-crime bill

A pioneering study of e-crime has revealed that e-crime cost UK retailers at least £205.4 million in 2011-2012. The first e-crime study from the British Retail Consortium, published on 22…

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Posted on: 6th September 2012

Firms ‘at risk on insurance cover’

New research has shown that more than a third of UK small or medium enterprises (SMEs) could be putting their business at risk by failing…

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Posted on: 6th September 2012

New CIS guidance issued

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued updated guidance for subcontractors operating as limited companies on reclaiming any deductions taken from their payments under the Construction Industry Scheme. The new…

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Posted on: 6th September 2012

New crackdown planned on ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke has announced government proposals to crack down on the promoters of aggressive tax avoidance schemes. He unveiled plans on 23 July that included increasing pressure on advisers who…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

Inward investments boosts UK jobs

Strong inward investment in the UK created or secured more than 112,000 jobs in 2011/12, a rise of 19 per cent on the preceding year, according to new figures. Statistics…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

Payroll professionals lead way on RTI

The payroll professionals’ industry body has showcased the new system for reporting employee’s pay and tax details that will affect…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

Campaign offers chance to settle tax bills

Tax chiefs have launched a new initiative targeting taxpayers who have failed to complete tax returns in the past. The three-month Tax Return Initiative, which was launched on 3 July,…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

New guidance explores redundancy and maternity leave

Acas and the Equality Human Rights Commission have published a new guide to help employers understand the rights of women who are pregnant or on…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

Tax experts call for more work on GAAR

Tax specialists have welcomed the launch of a government consultation on a general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) but said that work was still needed on the…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

Health and safety offenders face new costs

Businesses that breach health and safety laws could find themselves facing substantial bills from 1 October. The Health and Safety…

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Posted on: 2nd August 2012

‘Good compliance’ the priority on cookies law, says regulator

Businesses and other organisations operating websites have been told that regulators want “good compliance, not rushed compliance” with a law requiring them to gain visitors’…

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Posted on: 4th July 2012

New fund offers helping hand to young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are set to benefit from an £80 million-plus fund designed to help up to 30,000 businesses get off the ground. The £82.5 million StartUp Loan scheme, launched on 28 May, will give young…

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Posted on: 4th July 2012

UK to get world-class creative tax breaks

The UK’s creative industries are set to benefit from tax reliefs that are among the most generous in the world, according to the government. It has published a consultation on…

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Posted on: 4th July 2012

Rules on large redundancies set for shake-up

Proposals that could cut the length of time employers have to consult with their employees on large scale redundancies by up to a third have been published by the government. The new measures, outlined in…

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Posted on: 4th July 2012

HMRC targets taxi firms and restaurants in new crackdowns

New taskforces have been launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in a bid to recover more than £23 million…

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Posted on: 4th July 2012