Business Regulation

Payroll fraud costs £12 billion per year

SMEs are collectively losing a total of £144 billion a year through fraud, with £12 billion being lost through payroll.

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Business growth held back by administration costs

Are you spending too much time on administration? Business owners seem to think so, resulting in slow growth and additional costs.

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Boost in employee numbers for small businesses

According to the government’s Small Business Survey of 15,000 SMEs, 24% of employers had more people working for them in 2015 than in 2014.

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Confirmation statement to replace annual return

For companies submitting their annual return and accounts to Companies House, a new confirmation statement is due to replace the annual return from June 2016.

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The enterprise bill becomes law

The enterprise bill received royal assent on 4 May 2016, becoming the enterprise act. The act aims to deliver a range of measures to help support businesses.

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Call for businesses to bear more responsibility for online scams

Have you been targeted by scammers? Businesses are being urged to take greater responsibility in protecting customers from online fraud and scams.

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Changes to annual accounting regulations for businesses

Preparing your annual accounts? A number of important changes to the way that small and medium-sized companies prepare and file their accounts with Companies House have been introduced.

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Businesses falling behind on digital technology adoption

Is your business adopting digital technologies? A 'digital divide' is opening up between the 55% of businesses that are adopting digital technologies and the 45% who are falling behind.

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Firms cutting staff perks to fund National Living Wage

Are you concerned about how your business will fund the national living wage? George Osborne has warned businesses to not cut staff benefits and perks.

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HMRC tax fraud strategy criticised by committee

HMRC is not doing enough to tackle tax fraud, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee.

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