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Central Bank Digital Currencies Herald a New Chapter for the Monetary System

Posted: 23 June 2021
The Bank for International Settlements' Report lays out the design choices for CBDCs, which, alongside cash, would be issued and backed by a central bank, and offers an economic analysis of their implications for consumers, financial institutions and the central bank itself.
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Changes to PROOF Service Will Enhance Security of Company Filings

Posted: 1 June 2021
The Companies House's changes will help prevent unauthorised company name changes.
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It Is Never Too Early for SMEs to Consider Intellectual Property

Posted: 28 April 2021
Explore how the Intellectual Property Office’s IP for Business tools and training can help SMEs take their ideas to market.
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UK Sanctions 22 Individuals Involved in International Corruption

Posted: 26 April 2021
Individuals involved in some of the world’s most serious cases of corruption will no longer be able to channel their money through UK banks or enter the country thanks to new sanctions announced by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today.
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New Restart Grants Scheme to Provide Funding of up to £18,000 to Eligible Businesses

Posted: 1 April 2021
A fresh wave of grant funding launched as councils are called on to do their bit to continue supporting businesses.
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National Living Wage Extended to Younger Workers

Posted: 1 April 2021
The age threshold for the National Living Wage changes from 25 to 23 as the rate increases on 1 April.
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Automatic Filing Extensions Due to Come to an End

Posted: 25 March 2021
The automatic extensions granted by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act will come to an end for filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021.
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UAE and UK Launch Sovereign Investment Partnership to Support Life Science Industry

Posted: 24 March 2021
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company to invest £800m, alongside £200m from the UK, boosting the next generation of British life science companies.
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Over 30 Tax Policymaking Updates Published

Posted: 23 March 2021
The government has published a series of tax documents and consultations in a move to strengthen policymaking and help create a more trusted, simple and modern tax system.
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UK Households Asked to Share Personal Data in 2021 Census

Posted: 21 March 2021
A once-a-decade census will be carried out on Sunday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Who Can Claim Grants Under the Furlough Scheme?

Posted: 12 March 2021
If you cannot maintain your workforce because your operations have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can furlough employees and apply for a grant to cover a portion of their usual monthly wage costs where you record them as being on furlough.
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Britain’s Most Affordable Towns for Home Buyers

Posted: 11 March 2021
Shildon in County Durham has been identified as Britain’s most affordable town, with average house prices equating to around £6,000 more than a typical couple’s gross annual earnings.
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Global House Prices Went Stratospheric in 2020

Posted: 10 March 2021
The strongest housing markets in the Global Property Guide's  survey during 2020 included New Zealand (+16.77%), Sri Lanka (+15.47%), Puerto Rico (+14.59%), Slovak Republic (+14.28%), and Turkey (+13.7%), using inflation-adjusted figures.
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Budget 2021 Sets Path for Recovery

Posted: 3 March 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's £65 billion three-point plan will provide support for jobs and businesses as the UK emerges from the pandemic and forges a path to recovery.
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Budget 2021: What You Need to Know

Posted: 3 March 2021
Here's a full list of measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the latest Budget.
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