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New legislation against 'false self employment' in construction

The Editor [News] 08:09 28/07/09
The Government has signalled its intention to legislate against what it decribes as 'false self-employment' in the construction industry.


Small firms want say in new local tax

The Editor [News] 11:08 29/01/09
Small business owners are lobbying Government to give them more of a say on how their taxes are spent.


Free office space for start-ups

The Editor [News] 12:12 27/01/09
A new campaign is offering free office space to UK start-up businesses in a move by the private sector to 'get Britain working again'.


HMRC cuts interest on overpayments to zero

The Editor [News] 11:30 23/01/09
HM Revenue and Customs is cutting the interest it pays on money it owes to taxpayers to zero per cent.


All change to a nicer ISA?

The Editor [News] 09:00 20/03/08
ISAs are one means of tax efficient saving. Tony Harris from ContractorFinancials who specialise in financial services for contractors, explains the changes to the schemes.


Debt counselling for the self-employed

The Editor [News] 16:10 14/03/08
Britain's leading debt charity, the Foundation for Credit Counselling, has established a specialist service for small business owners and the self-employed.


Small business owners are not immigration officers

The Editor [News] 11:40 04/03/08
A small business group has criticised new legislation on employing foreign workers that will impose unrealistic expectations and draconian fines on employers.


Industry supports better approach to dealing with waste

The Editor [News] 13:54 02/10/07
Proposals to cut the 109m tonnes of waste produced annually on construction sites in England and Wales have been broadly endorsed by the building sector.


September deadline for tax returns

The Editor [News] 10:58 21/09/07
As the September deadline for tax returns approaches, Andy Hardy from TaxCalc.com demystifies the tax returns process and offers top tips on how you can ensure that you donít get caught out by the taxman.


HSE warns construction workers 'don't take the risk'

The Editor [News] 10:54 19/09/07
Nearly one in three construction refurbishment sites inspected put the lives of workers at risk, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


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