Monthly Archives: December 2014

Helpline hell as taxman admits service is not good enough

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People who phone HM Revenue & Customs can be put on hold for more than 40 minutes, or simply cut off, according to damning research published by the consumer group Which?. This is in the run-up to the self-assessment tax return deadline … Continue reading

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Concerned about the new stamp duty?

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In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor, George Osborne, reformed stamp duty on home purchases, which will be more along the lines of the system due to be introduced in Scotland. The changes came into effect midnight 3rd December. But, what do … Continue reading

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Tax break for start-up angels

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In the autumn statement, the chancellor announced plans to make it easier for companies and investors to take advantage of tax relief available from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) by allowing them to register online from … Continue reading

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The importance of digital skills for SMEs – Sir Richard Branson talks

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This week’s article is from Sir Richard Branson, who featured in the Media Planet supplement of The Guardian, 21/11/2014. Sir Branson gives advice to startups and small and medium-sized companies about the necessity of using technology to aid growth and … Continue reading

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