Small business news - March 2019

HMRC ignores negative feedback on IR35 tool

Research into the effectiveness of the controversial IR35 employment status tool CEST has found that that half of users polled described it as "bad" or "very bad"...

Date: 19 March 2019

UK labour market "defies gravity"

UK employment has reached an all-time high, wages are up and unemployment is at its lowest level since the 1970s...

Date: 19 March 2019

Government promises light touch on MTD compliance

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that businesses that are "doing their best to comply" with Making Tax Digital will not be penalised if they inadvertently breach VAT filing or...

Date: 18 March 2019

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Chambers warns of Brexit "black hole"

The latest economic forecast by the British Chambers of Commerce predicts a weaker outlook for business investment and trade due to continued Brexit uncertainty and slower...

Date: 18 March 2019

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Counting the cost of Making Tax Digital

A new study by the Federation of Small Businesses has found that small firms will have to spend an average of £564 on Making Tax Digital software in the first year...

Date: 11 March 2019

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Making Tax Digital could boost SME revenues

A new study has forecast that Making Tax Digital will deliver an increase in revenues for UK small firms and net gains in turnover and growth for the economy...

Date: 4 March 2019

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The rise of the "side hustle"

A new poll has found that one in five British adults has at least one extra source of income outside of their main employment...

Date: 4 March 2019

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