City accountants shortlisted for top tax award

City accountancy firm Wilson Wright has been announced as a finalist in the Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2017 – one of the UK’s most prestigious tax honours. The firm, based at Holborn Circus, has been shortlisted for the Best Single Office

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Undeniable positivity among the UK’s tech start-ups

The majority of Britain’s tech start-ups are confident of growth, in spite of challenges facing the sector. A report published this month canvassed the views of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Almost two thirds of respondents said

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Companies lose Corporation Tax deductions case

A First Tier Tribunal has this week dismissed an appeal lodged by three companies who had sought to deduct Corporation Tax on contributions to Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs).

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Contentious Stamp Duty surcharge raises almost £1.5billion

The controversial decision to hike Stamp Duty for landlords and second home owners is squeezing more money from the sector than had been expected.

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Young British businesses are hungrier for growth, study suggests

Start-up businesses that have been trading for five years or less have imminent plans to recruit new staff and expand their horizons by the end of next month, according to new research. A recent study carried out by Hitachi Capital

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Spring Budget 2017

Introduction Chancellor Philip Hammond described his first and last Spring Budget as one that “takes forward our plan to prepare Britain for a brighter future”. The economic forecasts outlined by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) were broadly in line

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VAT rules need to be updated, Treasury advisor insists

The current VAT system is in sore need of reform, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has argued.

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SMEs are afraid of ‘business jargon’, says study

Small businesses across the UK are afraid of ‘business jargon’ – and are missing out on important expansion and growth opportunities as a result, according to a new study.

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Property bodies call upon Chancellor to consider SDLT reforms in Spring Budget

With the Spring Budget just around the corner, property bodies are calling upon Chancellor Philip Hammond to consider reforms to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

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