BCC Warns That Economic Growth is ‘Stalling’

The UK’s economic growth is ‘stalling’ amid a ‘manufacturing slowdow’, warns the British Chambers of Commerce. The BCC’s most recent Quarterly Economic Survey gave evidence that the balance of manufacturing firms reporting improved...

Cyber-Attacks on Small Firms

Insurer Hiscox has published data which reveals that 61% of small UK firms have experienced a debilitating cyber-attack in the last year. The data found that the cost of dealing with a cyber-attack has sky rocketed for many small businesses. It also suggested that...

Child Benefit Penalties Refunded to Almost 5,000 Parents

HMRC has repaid £1.8 million in tax penalties to 4,885 parents who were fined for failing to register for the High Income Child Benefit Charge. The High Income Child Benefit Charge is payable by a taxpayer who has ‘adjusted net income’ in excess of £50,000...

Rental Costs on the Rise, Less Young People Moving for Jobs

The Resolution Foundation has carried out research which suggests that young people are ‘less likely to move around the country for a better job’ as rental costs have risen considerable The research showed that the number of people aged between 25 and 34...

Is a ‘Cashless Life’ the Life for You?

Trade association UK Finance has produced research which suggests that a large amount of individuals in the UK are choosing to live a ‘largely cashless life’. Digital technology is ‘transforming the world of payment’ which allows consumers to...

Data Protection Fines ‘rise by 14% in a year’

Law firm RPC have published research which suggests that the average data protection fine collected by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has risen by 14% since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just last year. The GDPR...