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Business group urges Chancellor to outline 'sustainable growth plan'

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use the Spring Budget to outline a 'sustainable growth plan'.

20 Feb 2024

AAT outlines top asks in Budget representation

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has outlined its wishlist for the upcoming Spring Budget on 6 March.

19 Feb 2024

HMRC warns self assessment taxpayers as scam referrals rise

HMRC is warning people to be wary of bogus tax refund offers following the self assessment deadline on 31 January.

16 Feb 2024

UK fell into recession at the end of 2023

The UK economy fell into recession during the final three months of last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

15 Feb 2024

Inflation unchanged but remains top concern for business

UK inflation remained unchanged in January at 4% as food prices fell, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

14 Feb 2024

British families facing a 'triple savings challenge', Foundation warns

A report published by the Resolution Foundation has warned that UK families are facing a 'triple savings challenge' of insufficient 'rainy day' savings of at least £1,000.

13 Feb 2024

NAO publishes findings on HMRC's monitoring of effectiveness of tax reliefs

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published recommendations on how HMRC monitors the effectiveness of tax reliefs.

12 Feb 2024

'More ambitious approach' needed towards preserving access to cash

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has stated that a 'more ambitious approach' is needed in regard to making sure access to cash is preserved.

09 Feb 2024

Pensions income needed to retire rises

The amount needed for a single person to have a moderate retirement has risen to £31,300, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).

08 Feb 2024

CBI calls for Chancellor to use Budget to 'build momentum' in the economy

In its Spring Budget submission, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to 'continue building momentum' in the UK economy and 'put the country on the path to sustainable growth'.

07 Feb 2024

Small businesses 'finding it harder to access finance'

Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that small firms are struggling to access finance, with the success rate of finance applications falling by 10% in three months.

06 Feb 2024

Record 11.5 million taxpayers file tax returns by 31 January deadline

Data published by HMRC has revealed that a record 11.5 million taxpayers filed their 2022/23 self assessment tax returns by midnight on 31 January.

05 Feb 2024

Interest rates stay at 5.25%

UK interest rates have been left unchanged at 5.25% by the Bank of England.

02 Feb 2024

Employment Allowance should be increased at Spring Budget

The Employment Allowance should be increased to £6,500 in the upcoming Spring Budget, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

01 Feb 2024

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