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UK Economic Growth Strong

Economic growth in the UK has recently been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of 2014, by the Office for National Statistics, with year-on-year growth standing at 3.2%.

Advice for buy-to-let landlords

HMRC is increasing its clamp-down on what it believes is the many thousands of landlords that do not correctly declare or account for their rental income for tax purposes.

UK Economy - News in brief

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), last week bumped up its forecast for UK economic growth in 2014

New 'NISA' Savings Limit Takes Effect

Just a reminder that the the increased amount available for tax-free ISA savings accounts, which the Chancellor announced in the budget, came into effect on 1 July.

UK app economy worth £4 billion in revenue

Companies in the UK developing and selling apps for smartphones and tablets are forecast to generate some £4 billion of revenues this year, more than in any other European economy and cementing the UK's position in app development

Contractor Demand Round Up

Contractor demand continued to increase during April 2014 across all the main sectors and the availability of candidates also fell at the sharpest rate since 2000, with the report highlighting worsening skills shortages as a result.

UK economy goes from strength to strength

Centre for Economic and Business Research upgraded its forecast for growth in the UK economy, from 2.8% to 3.1%, for 2014, which would be the strongest rate of growth since the 3.4% seen in 2007, just before the crash.