Business News

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23 Mar 2018

UK wages 'rising at fastest rate in two years', data reveals

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK wage growth increased to 2.6% during the three months to January - representing the fastest rate of growth since September 2015.

22 Mar 2018

Government data suggests 77% of UK firms 'paying men more than women'

Data published by the Government Equalities Office has suggested that 77% of UK firms who have unveiled their gender pay gap figures pay male employees more than female employees.

21 Mar 2018

Business groups respond to government's Brexit transition period agreement

Business groups, including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) have responded to the news that the government has agreed terms for the UK's Brexit transitional period.

20 Mar 2018

Charities 'missing out' on Gift Aid

HMRC is urging the public to declare Gift Aid on their charitable donations after research found that UK charities are missing out on £600 million in extra funding.

19 Mar 2018

New rules introduced to tackle online VAT fraud

New rules aimed at combating online VAT fraud have been introduced by the government.

16 Mar 2018

Government launches £67 million full-fibre broadband scheme

The government has launched a new £67 million full-fibre broadband scheme, with the stated aim of assisting small businesses and individuals to gain access to faster broadband.

15 Mar 2018

IFS states tax rises of £30 billion per year needed in order to reduce deficit

In its response to the Chancellor's Spring Statement, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that tax increases amounting to £30 billion per year will be needed in order to cut the UK's deficit.

14 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - Chancellor invites views of small firms on VAT threshold

In his 2018 Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond invited small businesses to provide feedback on the impact of the current VAT threshold.

14 Mar 2018

View our 2018 Spring Statement summary

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Statement speech yesterday, responding to the latest economic forecasts published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

13 Mar 2018

Spring Statement heralds the 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his first Spring Statement, with something of a spring in his step.

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - the economic picture

In his Spring Statement speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond responded to the latest forecasts as published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - the political reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2018 Spring Statement to the House of Commons, stating that the government has 'made solid progress towards building an economy that works for everyone'.

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - the business reaction

Business groups have responded to Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Statement speech.

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - what to expect

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his first Spring Statement today at 12.30pm.

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