Business News

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18 Sep 2018

BCC downgrades UK growth forecasts as result of Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy as a result of ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

17 Sep 2018

New technology 'could pave way for better working conditions', states TUC

In a new report, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has stated that new technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, could help to 'pave the way for better working conditions' for UK employees.

14 Sep 2018

Government publishes the next set of 'no deal' Brexit documents

The government has published a second batch of 28 technical notices, offering further guidance for businesses and individuals in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

13 Sep 2018

Government launches new Help to Save scheme

The Government has launched its new 'Help to Save' scheme, which is designed to encourage workers on lower incomes to save.

12 Sep 2018

Small business group unveils plans for 'fairer energy market'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for the introduction of 'Open Banking' style measures to the energy market, in a bid to allow small businesses access to cheaper tariffs and make it easier for them to switch energy provider.

11 Sep 2018

New laws aim to help small businesses to secure funding

Small businesses struggling to access invoice finance could be helped by the introduction of proposed new laws. The plans form part of the government's 'modern Industrial Strategy'.

10 Sep 2018

Government launches new trade taskforce

The government has launched a new trade taskforce, with the stated aim of helping UK businesses to 'develop trade links around the world'.

07 Sep 2018

Government scraps national insurance tax cut for the self-employed

The government has scrapped a planned national insurance tax cut for self-employed workers.

06 Sep 2018

IPPR calls for 'fundamental reform' of UK economy

Think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for a radical overhaul of the UK economy, stating that it 'does not work well' for most people.

05 Sep 2018

AAT outlines proposals to 'protect taxpayers from tax rises'

In a new report, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has outlined a range of proposals designed to help raise funds for the NHS without instigating tax rises.

04 Sep 2018

Report reveals childcare fees have 'risen faster than wages'

According to a report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), childcare fees have risen by 52% since 2008, while wages have risen by just 17%.

03 Sep 2018

Significant rise in number of data breach complaints as result of GDPR

Research carried out by commercial law firm EMW has revealed that the number of data breach complaints made to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has risen by 160% since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

31 Aug 2018

Time spent commuting 'should count as part of working day'

The University of the West of England (UWE) has suggested that time spent commuting should 'count as part of the working day'.

30 Aug 2018

Think tank urges government to abolish Entrepreneurs' Relief

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has dubbed Entrepreneurs' Relief (ER) the UK's 'worst tax break', and has urged the government to abolish the initiative altogether.

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