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Sunak eyes plans to entice over 50s back to work

The Government is looking at plans to encourage the over 50s and long-term sick back into work, but won’t budge on immigration

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Energy cost support to be extended for all businesses

Previously Government said energy cost support for businesses would only be extended for ‘vulnerable’ sectors post March 31 2023

Accounting

Businesses set to pay extra £3bn business rates from April

50% discount for retail and hospitality business rates ends in March, just as inflation sends what companies have to pay soaring

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Hunt scraps VAT-free shopping and presses on with IR35 reforms

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt reverses nearly all of Kwasi Kwarteng's tax cuts, loading billions onto bills of small business owners

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Sunak vows to slash business rates

Rival Liz Truss describes CBI call for Conservative leadership candidates to hold cost-of-living summit as 'bizarre' as government mulls energy blackouts for industry this winter

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HMRC doubles payout time for R&D tax relief

Taxman double the length of time smaller companies have to wait to get R&D tax credits paid out from one month to two months as it combats what it sees as growing fraud.

Accounting

Help to Grow: Digital – how can it help my business?

UPDATED: Government offers discounts of up to £5,000 for digital accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and eCommerce software from approved providers

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Downing Street pushes for VAT to be cut from 20%

No 10 has proposed a temporary cut in VAT from 20% but Treasury pushes back, worried about real and long-term cost of overstimulating the economy

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Independent shops ‘open’ to idea of online sales tax

Independent retailers write to chancellor Rishi Sunak saying they are open to the idea, supported by big chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Waterstones

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Sunak announces new ‘fraud squad’ to target Covid losses

The government has announced a new £25m taskforce to recover money lost to fraud from the Covid-19 emergency loan schemes

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How Spring Statement 2022 affects small business

How will Spring Statement 2022 affect your small business? Analysis and insight into what Wednesday's announcements by Chancellor Rishi Sunak mean for Britain's 5.5m small businesses

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Spring Statement 2022: What can businesses expect?

The Spring Statement will be on March 23 this year – businesses and experts reveal what they expect to see in Sunak's announcement

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free