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The latest Business and Finance news making the headlines in the UK

Small landlords exiting buy-to-let market

Smaller landlords are exiting the buy-to-let market following cuts to tax relief, according to research from estate agency Hamptons International.

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Rishi Sunak appointed as new Chancellor

Rishi Sunak has been appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer following the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid on 13 February.

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Flat growth 'should be a warning to government' ahead of Budget, states FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has stated that flat economic growth should serve as a wake-up call to the government ahead of the 2020 Budget.

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HMRC carries out fewer dawn raids

The number of dawn raids carried out by HMRC on individuals and businesses dropped last year, according to data published by law firm Pinsent Masons.

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CBI publishes Budget wishlist

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published its wishlist ahead of the 2020 Budget, which will be delivered on Wednesday 11 March.

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HMRC announces off-payroll changes will not be applied retrospectively

HMRC has announced that changes to the off-payroll rules will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020.

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Finance Minister for Scotland outlines tax plans in Scottish Budget

On 6 February, Public Finance Minister for Scotland, Kate Forbes, outlined plans for Scottish taxation and spending in the 2020/2021 Scottish Budget.

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Budget 'must address skills shortages' to boost UK growth, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for Chancellor Sajid Javid to use next month's Budget to address 'critical skills shortages' in order to 'level up' UK economic growth.

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UK business confidence bounces back in January

According to a survey carried out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), UK business confidence bounced back in January after the election of a majority government saw political uncertainty recede.

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