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IR35: consultation launched by HMRC with advice for private sector reforms

IR35: consultation launched by HMRC with advice for private sector reforms

HMRC has opened a second consultation on the implementation of IR35 contractor reforms. Under the reforms, any organisations in the private sector hiring off-payroll contractors will also be responsible for handling any tax status disputes. Due for implementation in April 2020, IR35 reforms will mean the organisations hiring these contractors …

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SME Action Plan unveiled to help smaller businesses

The government’s SME Action Plan has been unveiled, which will unlock greater opportunities for small businesses to win government contracts. By 2022, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will spend £35 million more with SMEs as part of promises made in the SME Action Plan. Unveiled by …

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Businesses must do more to protect from cyber security breaches

Businesses must do more to protect from cyber security breaches

Businesses in the UK – and in particular, small firms – must do more to protect from cyber security breaches. The data from the Cyber Security Breaches reveals a worrying lack of planning for any potential hacking. According to the available information, 43% of businesses experienced a breach in cyber …

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