Retail Sales Disappoint

Posted in Blog on January 18, 2013

According to the Office for National Statistics, retail sales fell at a seasonally adjusted 0.1 per cent in December from the month before, while compared …

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More High Wealth Individuals Targeted

Posted in Blog on January 17, 2013

HM Revenue & Customs have announced that it is about to begin the recruitment of 100 individual inspectors to join the Affluent Compliance Team, which …

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Inflation Sticks For Third Month Running

Posted in Blog on January 16, 2013

UK inflation as measured on the consumer prices index (CPI) held at 2.7 per cent for the third consecutive month in December, while producer prices dipped …

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SME Lending Needs A Shake Up

Posted in Blog on January 15, 2013

According to the Government’s Trade Minister, former chairman of HSBC, Lord Green, the UK’s largest banks admit that they are not lending to small …

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Radical Reforms To Pension System To Be Announced Today

Posted in Blog on January 14, 2013

Under reforms to the state pension system, the basic pension will be set at £144 plus inflation a week and the complicated system of means-tested “top-ups” …

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Self-Assessment Tax Return Deadline Looming

Posted in Blog on January 11, 2013

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning that anyone who still has to file a self-assessment tax return must do so electronically by 31 January 2013 …

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RPI Calculation To Remain Unchanged

Posted in Blog on January 10, 2013

Following a three-month consultation, the Office For National Statistics (ONS) has decided to leave the calculation of the retail price index (RPI) unchanged …

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Small Businesses Optimistic About 2013

Posted in Blog on January 9, 2013

According to a bi-annual survey of small businesses, almost half of the business owners who started their new venture in the last two years are looking …

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Unexpected Rise In House Prices

Posted in Blog on January 8, 2013

House prices rose unexpectedly in December by just over 1 per cent, although they are expected to remain fairly flat this year, according to new figures …

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Help For Working Mothers

Posted in Blog on January 7, 2013

In a press conference later today, both Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce that working mothers will be given …

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