As a self-described man of words, not numbers, Simon Whitehead is not a fan of managing business cash flow – but knows how key it is at the start of a year.
Vernon Dennis explains why, despite the UK tax gap being at a record low, HMRC has placed SMEs in its crosshairs as a way of reducing it even more.
After the chaos on the eve of the self-assessment tax deadline in January, when a technology failure at HMRC cut callers off before they knew if payments had cleared, business owners have an extra incentive to get on top of things. Here’s how to make tax returns easy.
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On the eve of chancellor Phillip Hammond’s first budget address to members of parliament, Real Business provides some Autumn Statement predictions.
With the British public picking Brexit and an end to its ties with the European Union, Real Business looks at four key laws which govern UK companies – analysing what the future of each could be.
As part of his Budget 2016 address, George Osborne sought to reassure the small business leaders that feel they’re struggling against online rivals and revealed he will clamp down on VAT dodgers overseas, while supporting sharing economy entrepreneurs with a tax break for an Airbnb allowance.
National newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has found itself slapped with a £70,000 fine from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after paying its VAT bill one day late.
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Unlike the ancient tomes of law that regulate more traditional forms of trade, a lot of laws for business on digital platforms are relatively recent and as such are more frequently side-lined by companies with eyes on the prize.
Mike Morgan is a business leader who wants the next government to take the tourism sector more seriously, and gives us his suggestions on how this can be done ahead of tomorrow's general election.
Commenting on data which showed public borrowing for the last financial year came in lower than expected at £87bn, the Centre for Economics Business and Research (Cebr) said the latest figures were “nothing to be proud of”.