US imposing tariffs on UK food exports

UK food and drink exports are facing 25 per cent tariffs as a result of a US-EU trade war. These tariffs have been imposed in retaliation over EU subsidies handed to Airbus, which the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed contravened

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UK and China agree deal to secure British beef exports

British beef is set to be exported to China after the details of a new trade deal between the UK and China were finalised earlier this month.

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Government awards £2 million fund to help solve problems faced by small businesses

The Government has announced that a £2 million fund is to be distributed in a bid to help address many of the common problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Technology investment allocated to help researchers and start-ups

The Government has recently announced that, as part of public sector efforts to invest in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), it will invest up to £100 million in researchers and start-ups. The Government will allocate £78 million to

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HMRC enrols businesses in simplified import scheme

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has enrolled more than 95,000 qualifying businesses into the simplified import procedures programme, which will be put into place if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal.

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Increase in Research & Development tax credit claims

The latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have revealed that a total of £4.3 billion of tax relief support was claimed by all sectors in 2017-18. This figure takes the total research and development (R&D) expenditure by businesses

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Insider fraud poses major risk to charities, study reveals

More than half (53 per cent) of charities affected by fraud in the past two years knew the perpetrator, major research has revealed. The finding forms part of the Charity Commission’s new study, ‘Preventing charity fraud: insights and action’ – the largest

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Smailes Goldie welcomes eight new recruits

We are delighted to have welcomed eight new recruits this month, including seven trainees who are joining our well-regarded professional training programme. Our firm has appointed George Cooper, Gemma Edwards and Allysa Smith as Audit & Accounts Trainees. Harry Giles

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The skills gap could impact UK SME’s revenue by £145,000 in the next year

UK small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face a skills gap that could impact revenue by £145,000 in the next year, rising to £318,000 in the next five years.

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Why should solicitors use third party managed accounts?

Third party managed client accounts (TPMAs) may reduce the risk of cybercrime and money laundering, a study has revealed. The finding forms part of new research published by payment processor Shieldpay ahead of plans to allow licensed conveyancers to use

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