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Marketing is top priority for small digital businesses

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45% of small businesses are intent on boosting marketing expenditure this year, according to a study by eBay. The study found that a quarter of small business owners claim not to understand Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), but three quarters believe that social media can drive growth.  61% believe that an understanding of marketing and advertising…

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state pension

Single-tier or No-tier pensions?

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The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is writing to over 100,000 people with bad news about their state pension. The new single-tier state pension was launched in April of this year, but the way in which it was introduced has drawn much criticism. The heavy emphasis given in DWP publicity to the flat amount…

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tax evasion

HMRC crackdown on serious tax evasion

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The number of cases of serious tax evasion that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been investigating increased by 8% last year. According to law firm Pinsent Masons, 2,972 cases were flagged up by local HMRC offices and passed on to its evasion referral team in 2015/16 – up from 2,749 the previous year.  Tax…

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tax brexit

The tax implications of Brexit

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24 June was a momentous day for the United Kingdom, as 52% of voters elected to leave the European Union (EU). The political fallout of the referendum result was immense for both major parties with the Prime Minister’s resigning from office. Whoever ends up leading the Conservative Party and taking the reins at Number 10,…

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entrepreneurship

New group gives entrepreneurship a voice in parliament

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An all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for entrepreneurship has been launched by Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, in an attempt to make sure the “voice of entrepreneurs” is heard in Parliament. Initially, the group will focus on four key policy areas: enterprise education, exporting, tax reform and female founders. Tax reform is cited as the top concern…

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