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I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim that my business is adversely affected by coronavirus

100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.

7 July 2020

HMRC plans 'penalty points' system for those who miss tax returns deadline

The Government's proposing new penalties for those who are late filing their tax returns or paying their tax bill

17 August 2016

Small businesses face forking out £185/yr for not opting out of BT classified listings

Small business owners could unwittingly end up paying up to £185/yr by not opting out of BT's classified listings

11 August 2016

HSBC axes free banking for 100,000s of small businesses

Many small businesses, who pay nothing now, face a £66/year charge to bank with HSBC

29 August 2013

Santander U-turn saves free business banking

Santander has scrapped plans to force 230,000 small business customers to pay a fee for a 'free forever' account

6 September 2012

Banks guilty of mis-selling to small businesses

Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed to compensate customers in the latest scandal

29 June 2012

Pensions enrolment delay for small businesses

Automatic pensions enrolment for small businesses is to be delayed until the start of the next Parliament

28 November 2011

Energy watchdog in small businesses switching vow

Ofgem vows to crack down on suppliers who frustrate small businesses from switching to another provider

21 November 2011

Bank lending increases - but for how long?

Banks made more credit available to households this summer but have warned the eurozone crisis may hit future lending

29 September 2011

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