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Businesses reschedule £2.5 billion in tax payments

The amount of tax which small firms have asked to delay paying under the government’s Business Payment Support Service has risen to £2.5 billion.

Tax rebates taking 'longer' to be refunded

People are experiencing increasing delays in the time it takes for refunds of overpaid taxes to be made, it has been claimed.

Health and safety guidance to be made free online

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to give away its guides on workplace safety for free as from the autumn.

Cash ISA rates lose their allure

Cash ISAs that were offering savers attractive returns just a few weeks ago are now being pegged back to lower interest rates.

Publicly funded small business scheme under review

The government has set up a review to examine whether a publicly backed venture capital fund is needed to help small, high growth firms with their financing.

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