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More start-ups seek private investment

The number of start-ups asking for permission to raise funds through a tax-efficient private investment scheme increased by more than 1,200 in the 2013/14 financial year, research by Radius Equity has found.

HMRC scraps IR35 Business Entity Tests

Businesses will no longer be able to self-assess their risk to IR35 from April 2015, HMRC has announced.

Committee to examine Prompt Payment Code

Businesses and the public sector will lead a new advisory board designed to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code, the government has announced.

Consumers face retirement uncertainty

Consumers lack confidence in their long-term savings and investments, research by Which? has found.

Income protection reforms proposed

Income protection for employees should be built into the workplace to ensure people are properly protected in the event of long term sickness or injury, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

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