Peers urge delay in Making Tax Digital for VAT

3 December 2018

The House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee has called on the Government to delay the introduction of its Making Tax Digital scheme for VAT for at least a year.

Brexit deal is only a step along a still unclear path

28 November 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has won the approval in Brussels that she sought for the withdrawal agreement with the EU ( and the political statement ( that suggests how future EU-UK relationships might develop.

Get ready for Small Business Saturday

26 November 2018

Guaranteed to be less frantic than Black Friday, and more old-fashioned than Cyber Monday, the next date on the retail calendar is coming up at the end of this week — Small Business Saturday is on 1 December.

Business groups welcome Brexit deal progress

21 November 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has received more enthusiastic support from trade bodies with regard to her Brexit agreement with the European Commission than she has from her backbench colleagues or even her Cabinet.

FSB laments lack of banking competition

19 November 2018

With just four banks accounting for most commercial lending in the UK, the lack of competition in the small business banking sector has become a chronic issue, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

European Commission intensifies its Brexit preparations

15 November 2018

As Prime Minister Theresa May began the difficult task of selling to her Cabinet colleagues the Brexit text she has agreed with Brussels, the European Commission published its contingency action plan in the event of a no deal scenario with the UK.

Business leaders to advise on impact of Brexit

12 November 2018

Senior representatives from some of the UK’s major companies have agreed to advise the Prime Minister on how to create the best business environment after Brexit.