Start-ups need help with their tax returns, study suggests

Starting up and running your own business is hugely rewarding, but also demanding and time-consuming. Entrepreneurs need all the time they can get in order to get their business up and running quickly and efficiently – and many understandably do

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CIOT calls for ministers to improve the standard of tax-making policy

Officials at the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) have said that the Government should use its upcoming Budget as “a springboard” for a change in direction on tax. 

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SDLT is “harmful” to long-term development

The head of a leading global property group has criticised Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), suggesting that the tax is “harmful” to long-term development.

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Top trainee receives prestigious tax medal

Matthew Burgess, one of our tax trainees, has received the Kimmer Medal from the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) for scoring the highest mark in the country in the Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates exam paper. Matthew has a history

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Official figures reveal record SDLT take despite fall in number of properties sold

Official data has revealed that the Government raised a record £7.7billion from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the first eight months of the 2016/17 financial year – despite a significant fall in the number of homes sold during the

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Study reveals ‘best start-up ideas for 2017’

Entrepreneurship is on the rise and approximately 2,000 new businesses are expected to launch every single month in 2017. But a new study based on emerging markets and growing consumer trends has revealed the best business opportunities that savvy entrepreneurs

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UK will go on being a great place for business insists Chancellor

Chancellor Philip Hammond this week made clear that the Government would take decisive steps to ensure Britain remained attractive to global businesses, even if it was unable to achieve the trading relationship it wanted following Brexit negotiations.

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Government under mounting pressure to review Making Tax Digital timescale

The Government has again been urged to reconsider its timescale for Making Tax Digital (MTD), after a 50-page report from MPs in the Treasury Committee suggested that the project should be delayed by one-to-two years.

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Small firms say they need ‘extra support’ this year

Three quarters of small and start-up businesses believe that they need to secure extra support this year in order to grow and remain competitive in the face of economic and political uncertainties, according to the latest O2 Business Barometer.

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“Hideously expensive” SDLT deterring homeowners from downsizing

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is “causing a bottleneck in the family homes market” by deterring homeowners from either downsizing or taking the next step up the property ladder, according to a new report.

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