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  • 15 February 2019

    UK fintech breaks records amid scale-up

    A report by industry body Innovate Finance shows that Venture Capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investment in the UK fintech sector, broke records last year, rising to $3.3 billion...
  • 15 February 2019

    Sir Ken Dodd leaves his estate to Liverpool

    Legendary comic Sir Ken Dodd has left his £28 million fortune to his beloved Liverpool, in a gesture of thanks to the local services which meant something to him, his...
  • 13 February 2019

    Increased failures in online-only retail

    Latest research shows that, whilst online retail has fared better than the high street, even this area of the sector has not gone unscathed. In 2018, a total of 246...
  • 12 February 2019

    No deal Brexit - What about VAT?

    The Government and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have updated their collection of high-level guides called “partnership packs”, intended to help businesses involved in importing and exporting prepare for changes...
  • 12 February 2019

    Making Tax Digital - deadline fast approaching

    From 1 April 2019, businesses will be required to submit quarterly VAT returns online in accordance with the Government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. Now is a good time to...
  • 11 February 2019

    Diary of main tax events Feb/Mar 2019

    Below is a list of the main tax events for February and March 2019. It is important to be aware that filing your tax return late, or failing to pay...
  • 7 February 2019

    Fintech start-up investment - highest ever on record

    2018 saw the highest level of investment in fintech start-ups on record, with a total disclosed transaction value of $30.8 billion. The latest Fintech M&A Market Report* from Hampleton Partners,...
  • 6 February 2019

    ‘Iconic’ music and entertainment business saved

    Music business HMV has been bought out of administration by Canadian retailer, Sunrise Records, beating billionaire retailer, Mike Ashley. While 27 stores with little or no profit will close, including...
  • 4 February 2019

    ‘Sky-high’ borrowing rates deterring SMEs

    Borrowing costs for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are soaring, new research finds.   According to a report published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the proportion of...
  • 1 February 2019

    Serious concerns for building sector SMEs

    The weakening housing market, rising costs and an increasingly nervous banking sector is restricting growth in the construction industry. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) latest State of Trade Survey...