New research for HMRC has found that 70% of businesses are still unaware of the forthcoming roll-out of Making Tax Digital (MTD).
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Hull Business Support Handbook
Welcome to the latest edition of Hull City Council’s Business Support Handbook.
The Hull and Humber area is on the brink of an exciting and transformational period of economic activity and growth.
Following the Siemens announcement, over the next several years our area aims to become...
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With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
With skills shortages raising the prospect of increased staff turnover, new research suggests that many employees are content to stay where they are.
The Federation of Small Businesses has warned that UK productivity growth will continue to stall unless action is taken to tackle the digital skills deficit in small businesses.
Two surveys by the Institute of Directors reveal that founders of young companies are feeling much more confident about their prospects than directors at more established businesses.
Four out of five freelancers and micro-business owners admit that they have worked through an illness rather than taking time off.
The health of small businesses in the UK is at its lowest level in three years, according to the latest SME Health Check Index.
A new study predicts that the four-hour working day will be the norm within 30 years as technology revolutionises the way we do business.
The UK's leading freelancer body has described the low levels of pensions saving by self-employed Brits as a "ticking time bomb".
Small businesses contributed £1.9 trillion to the UK economy this year, according to new Government figures.
The planning system in England is more "complex, costly and difficult" for business than it was five years ago, according to a new report from the British Chambers of Commerce.
Many employers are keen to reward staff with bonuses - especially at Christmas - but less than one in ten have taken advantage of Government rules that allow them to make tax-exempt awards.
Almost one third of office workers expect to log on to work and check emails on Christmas Day this year, according to a new survey.
The gender pay gap in SME-dominated industries has fallen from 22% to 13% in the past decade - twice as fast as the national rate.
A new survey has found that London is still overwhelmingly viewed as Europe's start-up and innovation hub - both by Londoners and Europeans.
The number of mergers and acquisitions of young enterprises is at a record high according to data from the latest Barclays Entrepreneurs Index.
As new legislation requires companies to report their payment policies and practice, new research finds that late payment is still widespread.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has changed the rules governing the way that broadband speed claims can be advertised.
The new strategy is intended to "boost productivity, embrace technological change and increase the earning power of people across the UK".
Small business groups have welcomed chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget - most notably his reforms of the business rates system, his decision to freeze the VAT threshold and new investment in infrastructure.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered what he has called a "balanced Budget" designed to support an "inclusive economy".
Small businesses, cafes and shops that don't take cards or contactless payments risk losing out on £2bn in the run up to Christmas according to new research.
With January's online self-assessment deadline fast approaching, HMRC has put together a programme of webinars to help self-employed people manage their tax reporting obligations.
A new survey has found that 57% of small businesses plan to employ more freelancers than permanent staff by 2020.
With fears that the VAT threshold could be lowered in this week's budget, the Federation of Small Businesses has warned that such a move would "drain small firms of time and money".
New YouGov research for Amazon has found that nearly one in four UK SME retailers (23%) is planning to participate in Black Friday this year, up from 14% last year.
A new survey has found that more than half of UK consumers believe that every business should be required to give some of their profits to charity.
The average value of small businesses in the UK is dropping, with restaurants and cafes in London being hit the hardest according to new research.
UK small businesses need to build partnerships in order to achieve their growth ambitions, according to a new report.
Two leading business groups have warned that lowering the VAT threshold could be "a disaster" for small businesses.
Four in five Brits have thought about starting their own business, according to new research.
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