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Tax reform hits contractors in hip pocket, says survey

THE new IR35 reform coming into force across the UK could cause contractors to miss out on take-home pay, a study claims. Research by SME...
Business taxes

Key announcements from Spring Budget that affect entrepreneurs

By SARAH BALCHIN WITH all the speculation around changes to personal tax in the run up to the Spring Budget, in the end, very little...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

British business leaders have their say about the Budget

YESTERDAY’S Budget announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has opened the floodgates: comment is flooding in to BV. Here we list some of the most recent...
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Sunak’s Budget brings relief to many – with a few misgivings

By HAL WILLIAMS THE BRITISH chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the 2021 Budget, with pledges to help recovery from the Covid pandemic. The support package for...
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Covid hits workplace relationships — and productivity takes a knock

COVID-19’S impact on employer-employee relationships is hampering productivity, a report claims. MetLife UK found that 72 percent of employers and 62 percent of employees have...
Doing Business 2020

UK’s surprise showing in business start-up costs

By Hal Williams BUSINESS support platform Rovva recently analysed World Bank figures on the cost of starting businesses around the world. When the data were in,...
King's College London

Stereotypes of entrepreneurs ‘preventing problem-solving’

OUTDATED and negative stereotypes could be preventing people from recognising entrepreneurial qualities in themselves at a time when these skills are needed most, a...
Tyne Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Northern England in reverse: ‘14 years of growth may be lost’

REGIONS in the North of England could lose up to 14 years of growth in the wake of the pandemic, a study warns. The North...
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Fintech funding key to keeping SMEs strong after end of loans

ONE OF Europe’s largest business lenders says the fintech industry must be strengthened to support SMEs after the Bounce Back Loan scheme closes at...
Jelly Drops

Sweet success as Jelly Drops give elderly a necessary hydration hit

LONDON start-up Jelly Drops is helping to boost proper hydration among elderly people and those living with dementia. These groups have been among the hardest-hit...