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Flexible working guidance launched - February 13, 2014
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Workplace specialists Acas has published new guidance to help employers prepare for a change in the law on flexible working. From April 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer for 26 weeks or…Read more

Changes on way for employee share schemes - February 10, 2014
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the way that new and existing employee share schemes and arrangements are administered. HMRC said on 21 January that the changes would affect: Enterprise Management Incentives…Read more

Trade drive targets mid-sized businesses - February 7, 2014
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Every mid-sized business in the country is to be offered tailored trade advice and an intensive support programme to help them start exporting or break into new markets. Trade Minister Lord Livingston announced on 22…Read more

PM urges small firms to make most of support - February 3, 2014
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Prime Minister David Cameron has urged the UK’s 4.9 million small businesses to take advantage of measures that could save them up to £10,000 each a year. Speaking at a Federation of Small Businesses event…Read more

Accountants ‘vital’ to help SMEs grow - January 24, 2014
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A leading accountancy body has highlighted the “vital” role accountants can play in the different stages of development of small and medium-sized enterprises. A report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) says that…Read more

Self Assessment set for paperless future - January 16, 2014
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is considering responses to a consultation on plans for upgrading its Self Assessment (SA) Online service to provide what it calls “a complete end-to-end digital experience for customers”. The consultation,…Read more

New electronic ‘nudge’ on PAYE - January 13, 2014
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A new electronic reminder designed to help employers stay up-to-date with their Pay As You Earn (PAYE) payments has been introduced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). HMRC said the message would tell the employer…Read more

‘Sensitive’ business names list reduced - January 7, 2014
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A list of sensitive names that required approval before a new business could be registered has been cut by a third. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills said businesses that want to use words…Read more

SMEs get Autumn Statement support - January 3, 2014
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) featured heavily in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement on December 5, with the announcement of support measures including help with business rates. Subsequent to the statement, the £1 billion government-funded…Read more