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27 Jan 2023

CBI survey finds retail sales volumes down in January

A survey carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that retail sales volumes 'fell at a fast pace' in the year to January.

26 Jan 2023

More than three million still to file self assessment returns

Over three million self assessment taxpayers are yet to file their tax return despite there being less than a week until the deadline, according to HMRC.

25 Jan 2023

Tax receipts total £553 billion, HMRC data reveals

Data published by HMRC has revealed that tax receipts for April 2022 to December 2022 total £553.2 billion – £48 billion higher when compared to the same period a year earlier.

24 Jan 2023

Large cost-of-living gap between rich and poor households persists, think tank warns

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has found that a large cost-of-living gap between rich and poor households remains despite inflation continuing to ease.

23 Jan 2023

BCC warns SME exporters 'under tightening pressure'

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that export are facing 'tightening pressure' as a result of decreasing export sales.

20 Jan 2023

HMRC introduces automated text system to help with self assessment queries

HMRC is trialing an automated answer-by-text system to help individuals with self assessment queries.

19 Jan 2023

Inflation passed its peak, but cost-of-living crisis continues, says CBI

The rate of inflation may now have peaked but the cost-of-living crisis continues to put pressure on businesses and households, says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

18 Jan 2023

Government launches consultation on R&D relief

The government has launched a consultation on simplifying the UK's research and development (R&D) tax relief system, driving innovation and growing the economy.

17 Jan 2023

WEF warns businesses and households facing a 'polycrisis'

In its latest Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that economies around the world are facing what it has dubbed a 'polycrisis', consisting of many concerning issues.

16 Jan 2023

Pensioners outnumber young people for filing self assessment tax returns

HMRC has revealed that more pensioners filed a tax return for the 2020/21 tax year compared to young people.

13 Jan 2023

Official data shows UK economy grew in November

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the UK economy unexpectedly grew in November 2022.

12 Jan 2023

Fewer firms investing in training despite skills shortage

Fewer respondent firms are increasing their investment in training and development despite a skills shortage, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

11 Jan 2023

Economic indicators have 'stabilised at concerningly low levels', BCC finds

Data published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that key economic indicators have stabilised at 'alarmingly low levels'.

10 Jan 2023

Energy bill support for firms to be reduced from April

Businesses will receive reduced support for their energy bills from April as the UK government attempts to cut the cost of compensating for soaring gas and electricity prices, the Treasury has confirmed.

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