Politics

Delivering the political news that matters to businesses

Whether you're into politics or not, there's no denying that the decisions of MPs can have a big impact on how you run your business. From tax changes to government funding announcements, we give you the lowdown from Westminster

Autumn Budget Announced in the Run-up to Brexit

Autumn Budget Announced in the Run-up to Brexit

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Autumn Budget Announced in the Run-up to Brexit

Philip Hammond announces retailer rate cuts, the introduction of UK digital tax, and a two-year fix on VAT threshold in the 2018 Autumn Budget

SMEs Granted Power to Borrow Against Invoices

SMEs Granted Power to Borrow Against Invoices

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SMEs Granted Power to Borrow Against Invoices

Legislation has been put into place to end restrictions on invoice finance for small businesses

Autumn Budget: Business Rates Boost for SMEs

Autumn Budget: Business Rates Boost for SMEs

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Autumn Budget: Business Rates Boost for SMEs

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reveals package of measures that should ease the business rates burden on the UK's smallest companies

Autumn Statement: What Businesses Need to Know

Autumn Statement: What Businesses Need to Know

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Autumn Statement: What Businesses Need to Know

In his autumn statement, chancellor Philip Hammond delivered worrying news on the UK economy, but revealed some promising proposals for British businesses

Jeremy Corbyn: “Labour will be on the side of innovators”

Jeremy Corbyn: “Labour will be on the side of innovators”

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Jeremy Corbyn: “Labour will be on the side of innovators”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put forward his party's plans to support British businesses at the CBI Annual Conference

Theresa May Backs British Tech

Theresa May Backs British Tech

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Theresa May Backs British Tech

Theresa May pledges £2 billion a year in R&D investment for the UK's most innovative companies, but appears to backtrack on 'workers on boards' proposals

Bank Referral Scheme Launched

Bank Referral Scheme Launched

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Bank Referral Scheme Launched

The government's bank referral scheme obliges nine major UK banks to refer small businesses to alternative lenders when they are rejected for finance

‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

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‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

Alternative finance leaders say it’s been business as usual following the EU referendum, but express concern about recruitment for UK fintech startups

Executive Pay Targeted by Government White Paper

Executive Pay Targeted by Government White Paper

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Executive Pay Targeted by Government White Paper

A new report reveals that FTSE 100 bosses earn 150 times more than employees, and says executive pay should be decided by a ‘shareholders committee’

Apple Ordered to Repay Irish Tax of €13 Billion

Apple Ordered to Repay Irish Tax of €13 Billion

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Apple Ordered to Repay Irish Tax of €13 Billion

The European Commission rules that agreement between Apple and the Irish government is illegal, and orders the repayment of up to €13 billion in unpaid tax

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

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Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

The government has told Deliveroo it can’t pay its workers less than the national living wage unless the courts decide that they are self-employed

Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

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Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

Suffolk and Norfolk devolution could bring more than £1 billion of funding to the region, and give businesses a greater say over local issues

Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

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Government Report Outlines Future of UK Fintech

Stepping Forward for FinTech report reveals how the UK can become the fintech capital of the world

Chancellor George Osborne Pledges to Cut UK Corporation Tax to 15%

Chancellor George Osborne Pledges to Cut UK Corporation Tax to 15%

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Chancellor George Osborne Pledges to Cut UK Corporation Tax to 15%

George Osborne says UK is still "open for business" following Brexit vote, as he outlines plan to cut corporation tax to lowest rate of all major economies

EU Referendum: Britain Backs Brexit

EU Referendum: Britain Backs Brexit

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EU Referendum: Britain Backs Brexit

David Cameron announces he is to step down as Prime Minister after majority of British public votes in favour of leaving the European Union in referendum

Osborne Reveals 2016 Budget

Osborne Reveals 2016 Budget

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Osborne Reveals 2016 Budget

Budget 2016: A quick look at news for SMEs and entrepreneurs from George Osborne's April budget announcement

SMEs Write Pro-Brexit Open Letter

SMEs Write Pro-Brexit Open Letter

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SMEs Write Pro-Brexit Open Letter

Small business owners sign open letter urging Brits to vote to leave EU, citing the need for “flexibility and adaptability” as the key to success

Brexit: Threat to SMEs Relying on EU

Brexit: Threat to SMEs Relying on EU

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Brexit: Threat to SMEs Relying on EU

RSA report: Brexit threatens EU-dependent SMEs. They struggle to export beyond Europe and want more government support to trade with emerging economies

'Make Tax Digital' Urges Removal of Quarterly Tax Return Requirement

'Make Tax Digital' Urges Removal of Quarterly Tax Return Requirement

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'Make Tax Digital' Urges Removal of Quarterly Tax Return Requirement

Government says firms don't need to submit four tax returns a year. And a petition forces Parliament to debate planned reforms to small business tax returns

Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

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Business Growth Scheme Scrapped

Government announces end of GrowthAccelerator and Manufacturing Advisory Service.