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staff crisis

GP numbers fall as pension complexities add to looming NHS staff crisis

New research carried out by the Nuffield Trust highlights the growing staff crisis in the NHS with the first sustained fall in GP numbers in half a century.
fraudulent dog breeders

Millions raised by HMRC taskforce tackling fraudulent dog breeders

More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling fraudulent dog breeders selling puppies on the black market.
embrace innovation, UK open for business

Brexit: Ditch the fear, embrace innovation

The UK is open for business – and it is time to step outside this vicious circle that is driving confidence down to an all-time low and embrace innovation.
R&D tax credits

Does your business qualify for R&D tax credits?

Tax specialists highlight four things that many businesses do that qualify them for R&D tax credits - without them realising.
childhood obesity

Sugar tax revenue helps tackle childhood obesity

Soft drinks manufacturers and traders have paid an extra £153.8 million in tax since April as part of the government's initiative to tackle childhood obesity
Christmas bonus

Millions of workers to benefit from Christmas bonus

Millions of employees in the service industry could collect an early Christmas bonus from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
train fares

Rail fares to rise 3.1% in the New Year, announces Rail Delivery Group

The Rail Delivery Group has announced that train fares are expected to increase on average by 3.1% next year, the 4th time in the last six years that prices have been lower than July's RPI measure of inflation.
mouth cancer patients

Call for free dental care for mouth cancer patients to put an end to...

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for free dental care for mouth cancer patients to combat the discriminatory costs of ongoing healthcare that survivors are often burdened with
First Time Buyers relief

New homeowners benefit from First Time Buyers relief

More than 180,500 first time buyers have saved a total of £426 million through First Time Buyers Relief, according to HM Revenue and Customs statistics 
taxation

Research on the effects of taxation on the economy, including labour supply

In the first of three articles, Bernd Hayo, Professor at the University of Marburg highlights recent macroeconomic research on the effects of taxation on the economy, including labour supply

Small businesses receive boost from Budget plans

ECA and BESA’s call to protect SMEs from employment red tape and to increase support for engineering skills are reflected in the Budget plans announcement made by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Monday 29 October
non-biodegradable materials

Taxing manufacturing businesses on plastic & non-biodegradable materials will fund better recycling

Businesses who use plastic and other non-biodegradable materials should be taxed to slash landfill use, says waste management agency
UK taxpayers

HMRC warn UK taxpayers it’s time to declare offshore assets

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging UK taxpayers to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assets before 30 September to avoid higher tax penalties
tax credits

New parents could miss out on £500 a year in tax credits for incorrectly...

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging parents to check their income to avoid potentially missing out on an average of £495 a year.
NHS patients

NHS patients willing to pay more tax to improve services

More than four in five of NHS users would be willing to pay more tax to secure significant improvements to the service, according to a new poll commissioned by the NHS Confederation
zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts can be positive, says Taylor

Taylor declares zero-hours contracts can be positive at Peninsula’s annual HR and business leaders’ forum
tax relief

8 in 10 transport firms eligible for Research and Development tax relief

Recent findings from Catax, a specialist tax relief firm, has revealed that the majority of transport firms in the UK could claim for Research and Development (R&D) relief, but only a quarter are aware it even exists
phishing scam

HMRC warns of tax refund phishing scam

HMRC is asking people to stay alert to a recent email and text scam which has been tricking thousands into handing over their savings
healthcare trends

Six healthcare trends expected in 2018

Like last year, 2018 is expected to bring about further uncertainty and risk for America’s healthcare industry. Issues like the healthcare act, tax reform, cybersecurity, and a marked increase in opioid deaths will shape the future of the healthcare sector
accountancy

The future of accountancy in the digital landscape

This article will explore how the changes to the accountancy sector in a modern digital world affects how clients interact with accountants and the day to day changes to accountants jobs

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