Funeral costs come under scrutiny

The high cost of the £2 billion funerals industry is under investigation, with the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) and the Treasury both launching reviews into the sector. The CMA is conducting a market study to examine the information that funeral directors...

Tenant fees ban set to cost landlords £82.9m

A new ban on tenant fees could push costs of more than £80 million onto landlords, government figures have shown. The tenant fees bill, which was published on 2 May 2018, includes a ban on all fees charged to tenants apart from rent, deposits, and other necessary...

MTD for individuals delayed

HMRC has revealed that rolling out digital services for individuals, such as the simple assessment and real-time tax code changes, have been delayed. The move was announced in an email sent to stakeholders last week, which confirmed the delay was down to a shift in...

Rising overseas exports boost businesses

Businesses that sell goods to overseas markets were boosted by UK exports hitting a record high in 2017, according to the latest trade figures. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests global demand for manufacturing goods and business services...
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