Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

Businesses that import goods from Europe will not have to make immediate declarations to customs in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has revealed. The new guidance from HMRC claims importers will file a simplified online form up to two hours before a...

Spring Statement date announced

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the date for the Spring Statement, on 13 March 2019. With the event taking place just 17 days before the UK's planned departure date from the EU on 29 March, it is possible it could be upgraded to include major policy...

Pension changes ‘must benefit smaller firms’

Small businesses could benefit from increased access to investment, under proposed changes to pension schemes. The Government has set out plans to encourage defined contribution pension schemes to consider a wider range of investments, including small businesses....

Cyber-security measures to protect businesses

The Government has stepped up efforts to protect businesses against cyber-security threats, by investing in secure hardware design. While most businesses are reliant on digital technology and online services, the Government claims more than 40% have experienced a...

Govt. updates online probate service

People applying for probate in England and Wales can now swear a statement of truth online, following reforms rolled out by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Previous to this, an oath had to be sworn in person at a solicitor's office or probate registry. It...