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Online VAT filing: Are you ready?

HMRC has issued a reminder that all VAT registered businesses in the UK will now have to submit their VAT returns online, and also pay any VAT owed electronically, from 1 April.

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Loan scheme for small businesses launched

A new Government backed loan scheme worth £20 billion aimed at boosting lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been launched by the Chancellor.

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Report advises removal of NEST pension restrictions

Restrictions on the Government's auto-enrolment solution, the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), should be lifted if it is to prove effective in encouraging retirement saving, a new report has said.

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Workers sick on holiday to be granted additional leave

Employees will have a legal right to claim back annual leave if they become ill whilst on holiday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided.

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Proposed tribunal fees stir up mixed reactions

Business groups have given varied responses to proposed tribunal and redundancy reforms, following the end of a Government consultation on the two systems on 6 March.

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£4 million of red tape cuts for businesses

Businesses in the UK will save around £4.17 million if the Government sticks to plans to cut regulatory burdens between January and June 2012, a new report published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) says.

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'Vital' family owned SMEs urged to seek business support

Greater business management and support is vital for family owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a sector that is crucial to the recovering UK economy, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Redundancy consultation review risks increased unemployment

Cutting consultation times during collective redundancy procedures could increase job losses and damage staff morale, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has warned.

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Businesses encouraged to join Government’s prompt payment drive

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) is launching a new initiative to promote wider cooperation between businesses and suppliers so that payments are received on time.

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