Parents to spend £17k on child’s university costs

Parents anticipate spending £17,165 on average to support their child's future university costs, a report by Lloyds Bank has found. According to the responses of more than 2,000 adults, parents who expect to send their children to university think it will cost them an...

HMRC launches MTD awareness campaign

HMRC has launched a new communications campaign to raise awareness among small businesses that will be affected by Making Tax Digital (MTD). The campaign started with a tweet from HMRC, linking to a webpage on how VAT businesses can get ready for MTD, around 6 months...

Government delays self-employed pension trials

Trials to find a pension saving solution for the self-employed, which were expected to start this year, will be delayed. In a written response to parliament, pensions minister Guy Opperman said there is "no simple or straightforward mechanism" to bring the...

Small firms unprepared for no-deal Brexit

With only six months until the UK's planned exit from the EU, most small businesses remain unprepared for a no-deal Brexit. Research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows only 14% of small firms have started planning in the event that no formal agreement...