Business News

21 Jul 2017

Report suggests summer childcare costs have risen significantly

A report published by the Family and Childcare Trust has revealed that summer childcare costs in England have risen by 5% since last year.

20 Jul 2017

Government brings forward rise in state pension age

The government has announced that the rise in the state pension age from 67 to 68 will be phased in between 2037 and 2039, rather than between 2044 and 2046, as was previously planned.

19 Jul 2017

Official figures reveal surprise fall in UK inflation rate

The UK's rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in May, figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

18 Jul 2017

Less than half of businesses have discussed Brexit risks, ICAEW suggests

A survey carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has suggested that just 43% of firms have discussed the risks that Brexit poses to their business.

17 Jul 2017

BCC calls for National Living Wage rise to help balance inflationary pressures

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for a rise in the National Living Wage (NLW) to help balance inflationary pressures for low paid workers.

14 Jul 2017

HMRC announces significant changes to Making Tax Digital plans

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced considerable changes to its plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD).

13 Jul 2017

Consumers taking out drawdown pensions 'without advice', FCA finds

Many consumers are taking out drawdown pensions without seeking regulated financial advice, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned.

12 Jul 2017

Business responds to Taylor Review of employment practices

Business groups have given their reactions to the recommendations of the Taylor Review into modern-day working practices, which sets out the key principles for providing 'fair and decent work for all'.

11 Jul 2017

Cybercrime a bigger concern for SMEs than Brexit, research suggests

Research published by Barclaycard has suggested that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more concerned about the risks that cybercrime poses to their business than those put forward by Brexit.

10 Jul 2017

Billionth new pound coin struck as old pound coin demonetisation deadline looms

The Royal Mint has revealed that the billionth new one pound coin has been struck, as the deadline for spending old one pound coins looms.

07 Jul 2017

UK household income 'falling at fastest rate since 2011', ONS data shows

Household incomes in the UK are falling at their fastest rate since 2011, data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested.

06 Jul 2017

Significant number of government suppliers sign up to Prompt Payment Code

32 of the government's biggest suppliers have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code, thereby committing to pay 95% of their invoices within 60 days.

05 Jul 2017

Extend minimum wage to cover self-employed, says think tank

Minimum wage legislation should be extended to cover self-employed workers who do not control their own rate of pay, according to a think tank.

04 Jul 2017

Government launches new ultra-fast broadband fund

The government has launched its new £400m Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (DIIF), which it hopes will 'revolutionise' internet access for businesses and individuals across the UK.

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