Why freelancers may have to work until they're 79

A new report has warned that self-employed workers in the UK may need to keep working until they are almost 80 to build up a big enough pension pot.

Business funding and the Brexit effect

One in three smaller businesses expects access to finance to become more difficult after Brexit, according to a new report.

Brits worried that high streets could disappear

Big name store and café closures are causing anxiety among consumers as empty shop fronts continue to dominate some UK high streets.

Cyber threats to UK businesses on the rise

The UK's cyber threat environment is intensifying according to the findings of a new survey.

How to close the gender pay gap

The government has published new guidance for employers to help them identify why they have a gender pay gap and how to take action to close it.

HMRC tells UK firms how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

The UK tax body has written to UK businesses that trade only with the EU, with details of the actions they need to take in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Is HMRC's IR35 tax tool up to the job?

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been formally tested by HMRC.

Government launches inquiry into business rates

The inquiry will investigate how government policy on business rates has affected UK businesses and could pave the way for reforms.

Record numbers file their tax returns on time

Over 93% of taxpayers filed their self assessment tax returns by the deadline; however, 700,000 taxpayers have yet to comply.

SMEs and sole traders suffering from Brexit uncertainty

A new poll of small business owners and self-employed workers has found that Brexit and Making Tax Digital for VAT are causing significant anxiety as major changes loom in 2019.