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11 Jun 2021

R&D relief regime ready for update, says ICAEW

The UK's current research and development (R&D) tax relief regime offers valuable support to companies but could be improved, according to a survey carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

10 Jun 2021

Cash boost for apprenticeships launched

Employers of all sizes in England can now apply for £3,000 in extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, the government has confirmed.

09 Jun 2021

OTS considers moving tax year end

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is set to explore the benefits, costs and wider implications of changing the date of the end of the tax year for individuals.

08 Jun 2021

G7 announces global tax agreement

The G7's finance ministers have announced a historic international agreement on global tax reform.

07 Jun 2021

Bounce Back Loan repayments due for many small businesses

Many small businesses will soon be required to begin repaying loans taken out under the government's Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS).

04 Jun 2021

TUC suggests UK 'lagging behind G7 peers in green jobs plans'

An analysis carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that the UK's green jobs and economic recovery plans lag behind the plans of most G7 countries.

03 Jun 2021

Fifth SEISS grant will be open to claims from late July

The fifth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant covering May 2021 to September 2021 will open to claims from late July, HMRC has confirmed.

02 Jun 2021

Remote working was most common form of working during pandemic, BCC finds

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that remote working was the most popular form of flexible working during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

01 Jun 2021

Economic growth accelerates in three months to May

The UK economy grew significantly in the three months to May, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

28 May 2021

Trade credit insurance scheme to close

The temporary Trade Credit Reinsurance (TCR) Scheme that helped struggling supply chain firms secure insurance protection during the pandemic will close at the end of June, it has been confirmed.

27 May 2021

Optimism across UK services sector has 'improved significantly', CBI finds

Confidence levels amongst businesses in the UK services sector improved in the three months to May, according to a survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

26 May 2021

Number of freelancers increases for first time since onset of pandemic

The number of self-employed individuals increased month-on-month for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

25 May 2021

Finance Bill outlines amendments to super-deduction

The government has tabled amendments to the capital allowances super-deduction in Finance Bill 2021.

24 May 2021

Plastic bag charge doubled in all shops in England

The single-use carrier bag charge rose from 5p to 10p and was extended to all businesses in England on 21 May.

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