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05 Jun 2020

CIOT calls for property sales tax change

The government should consider delaying changes to capital gains tax (CGT) rules in relation to residential property sales to take account of the impact of COVID-19 on the property market, according to the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).

05 Jun 2020

One in five highly skilled freelancers face business closure to COVID-19

A fifth of highly skilled freelances face having to close their business due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research from the University of Edinburgh Business School.

04 Jun 2020

Cash payments continued to fall in 2019

The use of cash continued to fall in the UK last year as card payments accounted for over half of transactions for the first time ever, according to figures from UK Finance.

04 Jun 2020

Strong economic recovery likely, but not certain

A strong economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic is likely although many risks and uncertainties remain, according to a report from Oxford Economics.

03 Jun 2020

Women 'more likely to be on low pay', TUC research suggests

Research carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has suggested that women are more likely than men to be on low pay.

03 Jun 2020

Over £31 billion borrowed through coronavirus schemes

Over £31 billion has been borrowed through the government-backed schemes that are providing business support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, according to the latest figures from the Treasury.

02 Jun 2020

Manufacturers call for coronavirus support

The coronavirus crisis has left many manufacturers on a cliff edge and in need of government intervention, Make UK has warned.

02 Jun 2020

MPs open inquiry into £155 billion of tax reliefs

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has opened an inquiry into the UK's management of £155 billion of tax relief.

01 Jun 2020

Chancellor announces changes to Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced changes to the government's Job Retention Scheme (JRS), which will be slowly wound down over the next few months.

01 Jun 2020

IPSE gives cautious welcome to extension of self-employed scheme

The government's decision to extend COVID-19 support for self-employed workers has met with a cautious welcome from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE).

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