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Pensions Regulator toughens up over warning notices

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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued a warning to small companies that fail to heed 28-day warning notices to enrol their staff in pension schemes. The regulator states that firms could be hit with a fine that will rise with every passing day until they comply. 95% of small firms who are required to auto-enrol…

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skills gap

UK firms face digital skills gap

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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that there is a divide in the UK economy, with many firms lagging far behind when it comes to digitisation. The CBI says that despite the fact that Britain takes the global lead in e-commerce and is at fifth place for availability of technology, it ranks 14th…

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Offshore investment advice

Offshore funds and onshore myths

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The ‘Panama Papers’ have created a media frenzy about offshore investment. Not everything you read was necessarily accurate. Offshore investment made front page headlines last month, with the leak of 11.5 million documents from a law firm in Panama. The fact that there was link to the Prime Minister gave the story legs, but unfortunately…

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tax haven

Tax havens have no economic justification

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World leaders have been urged to put an end to tax havens in a letter signed by a number of leading economists. More than 300 top economists, including Thomas Piketty and 2015 Nobel Prize economics winner Angus Deaton have stated that there is no economic benefit to tax havens and are pressing world leaders at…

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Apprentice levy

Apprentice Levy amendment will benefit SMEs

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An amendment has been made to the way in which the Apprentice Levy is to be managed. The amended rules will now allow a group of connected employers the flexibility to decide the proportion of the £15,000 allowance to which each employing company will be entitled. In this context, ‘connected’ means a company is connected…

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