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The Chancellor announces his Summer Statement

On Wednesday 8th July the Chancellor gave his ‘Summer Statement’ where he announced a series of initiatives designed to help the UK economy as it emerges from the Coronavirus lockdown. The statement comes ahead of the Autumn Budget and includes plans to protect jobs, help for younger workers and the winding down of the furlough […]

Latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey gains snapshot of local business sentiment.

With national government still debating over future trade laws and DMBC championing local procurement, Doncaster Chamber is keen to know where firms are currently trading so that they can highlight new opportunities and support for doing more business locally and globally. Firms are also being asked to comment on the Government’s apprenticeship levy and whether […]

Changes in Insurance Premium Tax

Insurance Premium Tax(IPT) was first introduced in 1994: it’s an indirect tax applied by the government on all general insurance premiums.  Unlike VAT, companies are not able to claim this back from the HMRC. In recent years insurance premiums have, on the whole, been falling, which has resulted in a reduction of income for the Exchequer.  […]

Pay the national minimum wage or risk incurring higher fines

On 22 March 2014 the government announced it will increase the national minimum wage (NMW) to £6.50 an hour in October 2014. Employers must comply with the increase or risk incurring heftier fines as part of the government’s crackdown on rogue employers that pay workers with wages below the NMW.  In the past, employers that […]

Flexible working – how far can you bend?

From the 6th of April 2014 all employees will be able to make a flexible work request under changes being introduced by government in the Children and Families Bill which is currently before Parliament. The Government is set to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees subject to them having 26 weeks […]