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The new tax guide for 2016

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Personal Tax Account (PTA) – what is it? The Personal Tax Account (PT A) is a new digital service giving individuals better understanding and online access to their personal tax information. Any ‘non business’ Self Assessment (SA) customers will move from ‘Your Tax Account’ to ‘Personal Tax Account’ to give them access to the extra…

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Voluntary code to protect business broadband users

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Ofcom is inviting internet service providers (ISPs) to sign its Voluntary Business Broadband Speeds Code of Practice, which provides business users with a similar level of protection to that enjoyed by consumers. The Code will be effective from 30th September 2016. It requires signatories to provide business users with transparent and accurate pre-contractual information about…

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HM Revenue & Customs Webinars

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

HM Revenue & Customs would like to invite you to preview their latest guide which covers allowable Business Expenses for the self-employed, please click here to preview. The focus this month will be on support for VAT, Employers and CIS. To see all e-learning material please follow the link(s) below: VAT – Getting started VAT…

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A survey of 1,500 small business owners, carried out by Aviva, has revealed mixed attitudes towards cybercrime. Four in ten respondents did not believe they were at risk from cybercrime, and nearly two thirds did not know or were unsure about how they would react to an attack. However, more than one in three small…

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Report indicates growth of creative industries

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

New figures published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport reveal that the UK’s Creative Industries are worth over £84 billion per year to the economy. The figures indicate that the sector is growing at almost twice the rate of the wider UK economy and generates over £9.6 million per hour. Minister for Culture,…

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The Kent CII Regional Conference 2016

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The three Kent Insurance Institutes of Mid Kent, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Folkestone, Canterbury & East Kent are uniting once more for our annual Kent CII Regional Conference on Thursday 10th March at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone. Tickets can be booked now. This third annual conference, which has been very popular over the past two years, with excellent feedback and…

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Dragons’ Den Application

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

We are looking for applications from those have a current business and may be interested in applying to pitch for potential investment from the Dragons. Dragons’ Den is a challenging place to pitch, but it’s also a genuine business opportunity to secure investment. In Series 13 there were 24 entrepreneurs who accepted offers of investment in…

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New Politics, New Economy, New Britain?

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Join senior business leaders on 3 March to hear from a stellar line-up of inspirational speakers as they debate and discuss Britain’s relationship with the EU, the UK’s economic prospects and UK infrastructure. Book online now at www.bccconference.co.uk or join the conversation #BCCConf.

Automatic Enrolment Consultation Announced

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A consultation seeking views on proposals to simplify automatic enrolment processes has been announced. The aim of the consultation is to obtain views from employers, trade unions and pension professionals about proposals to introduce simplified processes for the re-declaration of compliance and for employers to move their staging date forward. The consultation will also seek…

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Increasing global uncertainty. An unpredictable economic outlook. Decision time for the UK on Europe. Against this backdrop, no business can afford to miss the BCC’s 2016 Annual Conference – the ‘business to government’ forum that tackles the big issues affecting the UK’s future prosperity. This year’s conference will: Examine the UK’s economic prospects, in light…

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