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18 Jan 2019

Rising cost of living 'causing financial concern' for young people, research finds

Research carried out by NatWest has suggested that the 'rising cost of living' is causing financial concern for young people in the UK.

17 Jan 2019

Government launches new taskforce to combat economic crime

The government has launched a new economic crime taskforce, which will work to combat fraud, bribery, money laundering and corruption.

16 Jan 2019

Business groups respond to outcome of vote on Brexit deal

Business groups have responded to the outcome of the vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

15 Jan 2019

Data reveals slow growth in UK economy

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK economic growth decelerated in the three months to November 2018, expanding at its slowest pace in six months.

14 Jan 2019

SMEs 'waiting 43 days to be paid by government contractors', research suggests

Research carried out by online business finance supermarket Funding Options has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have to wait an average of 43 days to be paid by government contractors.

11 Jan 2019

HMRC extends MTD for VAT pilot scheme to all eligible firms

HMRC has extended its Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) pilot scheme to all eligible businesses.

10 Jan 2019

Ban on pensions cold-calling takes effect

From 9 January 2019, the government's new ban on pensions cold-calling takes effect.

09 Jan 2019

Many firms 'actively tackling' gender pay gap, survey suggests

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that 93% of UK firms are 'actively tackling' their gender pay gap.

08 Jan 2019

TUC report reveals household debt has 'hit new peak'

A report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that UK household debt has 'reached new highs'.

07 Jan 2019

Experts call for introduction of 'pudding tax' to combat sugar consumption

Public health experts have called for the government to introduce a so-called 'pudding tax' in order to help tackle high rates of sugar consumption amongst children.

04 Jan 2019

Data reveals significant number of taxpayers filed tax returns over festive period

Data published by HMRC has revealed that more than 10,000 self assessment tax returns were filed over the festive period.

03 Jan 2019

New energy price cap comes into effect

Around 11 million households could benefit from a new cap on energy prices, which came into effect on 1 January.

02 Jan 2019

Small business group calls for focus on 'domestic agenda' in New Year message

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to re-focus on encouraging and supporting UK small businesses, rather than spending time on 'political infighting', in its New Year message.

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