Expenses set to get simpler

A new regime of simplified expenses is now available for sole traders and business partnerships has now taken effect. The Finance Act 2013, which came into effect in July, means… Read more…

NICs set to get simpler for self-employed

Plans to simplify the way self-employed people pay national insurance contributions (NICs) have been published for consultation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). HMRC launched the consultation on 18 July… Read more…

£223bn in SME debt ‘unprotected’

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are exposed to serious levels of financial risk, with £223 billion worth of corporate debt currently unprotected, according to new research. According… Read more…

UK leads way on inward investment

The UK has strengthened its position as the leading European destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), new figures show. The 2012-13 Inward Investment Annual Report published on 24 July by… Read more…

Academies need to be fraud aware

While fraud can be devastating for any business, it can be particularly damaging for academies, given the level of public trust placed in them. Consequently, academies should review their financial… Read more…