SMEs still seem willing to invest

UK businesses have shown their resilience in the wake of the EU referendum some six months ago, new analysis has suggested. The recent SME Confidence Tracker report, which covered the third quarter of 2016, demonstrated that, while business confidence has

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HMRC consults on changes to clearances

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a consultation into proposals which it has claimed will streamline clearances for those firms making use of venture capital schemes and various tax reliefs.

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We need to help start-up businesses

I have, for a long time now, been promoting the case for simplifying the UK’s tax system, arguing this would make it far easier for start-up businesses to expand. A study – Britain Unlocked: a tax code for global ambition

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Institute argues that a review of R&D tax relief must not ignore smaller businesses

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIoT) welcomed last week’s announcement that the Government would be conducting a review into Research & Development (R&D) tax credits.

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Chancellor’s plans won’t be a “silver bullet” for tech sector challenges

Plans to pump £400million into the capital’s tech start-up industry will not solve some of the sector’s most pressing concerns, leading figures have warned.

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Chancellor pledges £400m injection to support start-up and expanding businesses

During yesterday’s Autumn Statement announcements, Chancellor Philip Hammond said that the UK Government would commit to a £400million funding injection to support start-up and small businesses.

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EISA reacts after report admits a lack of awareness about tax relief schemes

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has once again pressed the importance of politicians doing more to make businesses aware of key tax reliefs.

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EISA joins business lobby group

The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has confirmed it is joining the lobby group Enterprise Nation.

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Report concludes that more must be done to raise awareness of tax reliefs

A new report has set out a series of recommendations for overhauling the tax system, which the authors believe would deliver massive improvements for the UK’s entrepreneurs. In its study, The Prelude Group outlines a number of suggestions which it

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Concerns many small businesses may still be oblivious to R&D relief

Start-up businesses are being encouraged to check whether they are eligible to claim R&D tax credits.

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