Business News

23 Sep 2020

Business groups call for more support following new restrictions

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech in which he outlined new coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for businesses in England, business groups have called for further government support.

22 Sep 2020

NAO calls on Treasury to safeguard access to cash

The National Audit Office (NAO) has called on the Treasury to safeguard access to cash after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic accelerated the transition to cashless payments.

21 Sep 2020

UK businesses voluntarily return £215 million in furlough funds

HMRC data has revealed that UK businesses have voluntarily returned more than £215 million in overclaimed Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments.

18 Sep 2020

MPs urge Chancellor to extend job retention scheme

MPs have urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to help avoid mass redundancies.

17 Sep 2020

FCA confirms support for mortgage borrowers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed future support for mortgage borrowers if they continue to face payment difficulties due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

16 Sep 2020

HMRC urges VAT-registered businesses to prepare for Brexit trading changes

HMRC has written to VAT-registered businesses that trade with the EU outlining how they should prepare for Brexit trading changes set to take effect from 2021.

15 Sep 2020

Private pension withdrawal age to be raised

The Treasury has confirmed that the minimum age for private pension withdrawals will increase from 55 to 57 in 2028.

14 Sep 2020

CBI warns of rocky road despite July economic growth

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that the UK economy still faces a 'rocky road back to normality' despite GDP growth in July.

11 Sep 2020

Lockdown grants welcome but more support needed, say business groups

The government's announcement of new cash grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns has been welcomed by business groups, including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

10 Sep 2020

IoD urges government to extend coronavirus insolvency measures

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called for the government to extend emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) insolvency measures to prevent company collapses and job losses.

09 Sep 2020

Up to £3.5 billion in furlough payments fraudulent, HMRC finds

HMRC has revealed that almost £3.5 billion in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error.

08 Sep 2020

FSB urges government to provide Brexit transition vouchers

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to provide small businesses with Brexit transition vouchers as the latest round of withdrawal talks commences.

07 Sep 2020

Treasury publishes consultation on VAT refund scheme

The Treasury has published a consultation on reforms to the VAT refund rules.

04 Sep 2020

Tax hike for freelancers would be unjust, claims IPSE

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's plan to raise the national insurance contributions (NICs) paid by self-employed workers would be unjust, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has claimed.

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