Tax office admits to error for self-employed people trying to file their tax returns - here's all you need to know
The UK tax office has admitted to a processing error that meant thousands of self-employed people, who were given grants to help with the fallout from Covid-19, were charged the wrong tax bill. Here's all you need to know.
8 April 2022
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fifth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know
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.
1 October 2021
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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