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Businesses failing to tap into workers’ skills

24 Mar 09

Firms are not making full use of the skills and talents of their workforces, a new study has claimed.

Small employers urged to claim £75 online filing bonus

24 Mar 09

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

Government should 'scrap' double business rates hit

23 Mar 09

The government must act to reduce the burden that planned increases in business rates are likely to impose on smaller firms.

Charities to experience drop in corporate donations

23 Mar 09

Charities look set to suffer a sharp fall in the donations they receive from businesses.

Change to car benefit reporting on form P46

23 Mar 09

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.