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UK economy shrinks 2.9% in January, ONS reveals

The construction industry grew by 0.9% in January 2021.

ICAEW urges HMRC to rethink MTD for corporation tax

Quarterly reports could place “additional burden” on companies.

Final business rates review to be published in Autumn

An interim report will be published on 23 March.

Many freelancers still struggling, warns IPSE

The grant will cover 80% of average trading profits up to £7,500.

ATT: Corporation tax rise will increase complexity

Main corporation tax rate will increase to 25% for firms with profits over £250,000.

HMRC publishes fourth SEISS grant details

Tax returns for 2019/20 will now be taken into account.

FSB: More needed on employment costs following Budget

Sunak set out a £65 billion three-point plan to provide jobs and support.

Spring Budget 2021: Expectations

What does Chancellor Rishi Sunak have up his sleeve?

1.6m UK firms supported by COVID-19 schemes

Majority of support has been provided through the bounce-back loan scheme.

Sunak to unveil new mortgage scheme

Buyers will just need a 5% deposit on houses up to £600,000.